Microsoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), an advanced backup-and-restore platform designed specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual systems to local or remote disks as well as off-line recording to tape, and permits fast, easy restoration of whole computers or individual files. Data Protection Manager's disk drive backup provides the speed and reliability required to preserve your critical business data without interrupting network availability, while DPM's tape support keeps long-term archiving costs affordable and helps ensure compliance with contractual or regulatory data retention requirements.
Many small companies continue to depend on outdated, tape-based backup and recovery solutions. In case of a major IT failure, this can result in significant income loss due to extended network downtime and, possibly, lost data. Tape-only protection solutions are unreliable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure incidence when using mag tape to back up their own production servers. Tape is also low performance. Consequently, backups require scheduled server downtime, restoration points are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore process is long and tedious.
DPM resolves these shortcomings by using high-performance, dependable hard disks for short-term backup while relegating tape media to long-term storage. The speed of disks allows ongoing transparent backup, reduces recovery point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically cuts recovery time. For improved disk dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and CSV, the option to restore individual files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers can help your business to evaluate the costs and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all phases of DPM integration. Progent can assist you to:
- Determine your recovery targets and create a backup strategy to accomplish them
- Create a cost-effective wide area network architecture to support DPM
- Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
- Configure Storage Pools
- Calculate and allocate disk storage for protection
- Plan tape rotation and management
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration performance
Other DPM-related Support Offered by Progent
Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist your company to create a robust network infrastructure that is economical to deploy and simple to maintain and that provides maximum uptime and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP certified security experts can assist you to create and validate a disaster recovery plan that is economically sensible for your situation, provides security for your vital data, and reduces system downtime in the event a catastrophic network breakdown.
Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
In order to ask Progent about engineering expertise for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.