Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-restore platform designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of physical and virtual systems to onsite or remote hard disks plus off-line recording to magnetic tape, and enables fast, easy restoration of entire servers or single files. Data Protection Manager's disk drive backup delivers the speed and reliability required to preserve your vital business data without interrupting network operations, while DPM's mag tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving expenses low and simplifies compliance with industry or regulatory retention mandates.
Most small companies still rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and recovery solutions. In the event of a major system breakdown, this can lead to substantial revenue loss because of prolonged system downtime and, possibly, lost records. Tape-only protection solutions are unreliable because the media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to archive their in-house production servers. Mag tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backups require periodic downtime, restoration snap shots are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restoration procedure is long and tedious.
DPM gets around these shortcomings by using fast, dependable disks for short-term backup while relegating tape media to long-term archiving. The speed of disks permits continual transparent backup, shrinks recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and non-stop storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and CSV, the option to restore single files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your business to assess the costs and advantages of DPM 2010 and can assist you in all phases of DPM integration. Progent can assist you to:
- Determine your protection goals and create a backup/restore policy to meet them
- Design a cost-effective wide area network architecture to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
- Set up Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM
- Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Calculate and allocate hard disk space for backup
- Plan tape circulation and administration
- Configure Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
- Maximize backup and recovery performance
Other DPM Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help you to create a robust network infrastructure that is economical to deploy and simple to manage and that provides maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help you to create and test a disaster recovery strategy that is financially realistic for your situation, ensures security for your vital data, and reduces system downtime in case of a catastrophic IT breakdown.
Contact Progent for Support from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about consulting assistance for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.