Windows Server 2016 Migration and IntegrationWindows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition includes significant enhancements to Failover Clustering, a key technology that supports disaster recovery (DR) and high availability by allowing you to combine multiple servers to form a fault-tolerant cluster on physical hardware or in virtual machines. A major enhancement is Storage Replica, Microsoft's first native solution for zero-data-loss disaster recovery, Storage Replica allows organizations to configure separate sites within a metro area to mirror data with crash-consistent volumes in order to ensure full data recovery in the event of a site outage. Windows Server 2016 includes a number of other important new and enhanced features for Failover Clusters, offering significant benefits in areas including availability and fault tolerance, Hyper-V virtualization, storage and infrastructure costs, ease of deployment, manageability, security, scale, performance, hybrid cloud support, health monitoring and audit reporting.

Windows Server 2016 is a cloud-tested platform that takes technology proven in Microsoft's vast Azure public cloud, including Azure's software-defined data plane, and makes it available for on premises deployments. As hybrid networks have become the norm, the migration of cloud technology to private data centers has made enterprise-class disaster recovery solutions practical for organizations of virtually any size.

Progent's team of disaster recovery consultants and certified Windows Server experts have the knowledge and experience to help you plan, deploy, test, maintain and troubleshoot a disaster recovery solution based on Windows Server 2016 that aligns with your business goals and IT budget. Progent's information assurance experts can help you prove compliance with regulatory requirements for disaster recovery, and Progent's business continuity consultants can help you integrate your disaster recovery strategy into a broader plan to keep your business operating at an acceptable level in the event of a predictable widespread catastrophe. By showing you practical and affordable ways to deploy Windows Server 2016 to improve your Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO), Progent can help ensure that your investment in current disaster recovery and clustering technology adds maximum business value to your information network.

Windows Server 2016 Storage Replica
The headline disaster recovery feature of Windows Server 2016 is Storage Replica, Microsoft's first foray into zero-data-loss DR. Storage Replica allows you to mirror data between sites located within metro distances by using synchronous replication over a low-latency (5 ms or better round trip) TCP/IP or RDMA network using an SMB3 transport. If a protected site (also called a source or primary site) suffers a complete shutdown, you can switch quickly to the recovery site (also called destination or secondary site) without losing any data written to disk storage. Storage Replica can also be used for disaster avoidance, where users are seamlessly switched over to a recovery site in expectation of an imminent catastrophe such as a flood, wildfire or hurricane. For sites separated by longer distances or otherwise subject to higher latencies, Storage Replica supports an asynchronous replication mode that provides minimal data loss.

Storage Replica uses block-level replication between clusters or servers. This means that protected applications write data to at least two locations before the completion of any write operation. Because Storage Replica operates below the file level, it avoids the restrictions of technologies like DFS Replication, which requires that files be closed before replication and is subject to issues like files locks and open handles. Progent can help you upgrade from low-end disaster recovery solutions like DFS Replication to a zero-data-loss DR solution based on Windows Server 2016 Storage Replica.

For higher latency networks that span longer distances, Storage Replica supports asynchronous replication. Since Storage Replica asynchronous replication is continuous, not checkpoint based, the amount of data at risk of being lost is far lower than DR solutions based on snapshots. In addition, Storage Replica works at the partition layer, so it replicates all Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) snapshots, allowing application-consistent data snapshots for point-in-time recovery.

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Storage Replica allows replication between clusters with zero data loss at the file-system level

Topologies supported by Storage Replica include stretch clusters, cluster-to-cluster, and server-to-server. These configurations can run on physical hardware or VMs based on Hyper-V, VMware, Citrix XenServer, or other leading virtualization platforms. Stretch cluster configurations allow you to orchestrate and automate the failover process for workloads like Hyper-V private cloud clusters and SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) and can be managed with Failover Cluster Manager. Storage Replica with stretched clusters can use Storage Spaces, SAN, iSCSI, and RAID through persistent reservation and can be run with two or more nodes.

The cluster-to-cluster configuration utilizes uses two distinct clusters and allows administrators to control the failover process manually. This topology is suited for environments where the secondary site set up solely for disaster recovery rather than as an active data center. With a cluster-to-cluster configuration, Storage Replica supports the cost-saving Storage Spaces feature of Windows Server 2016 and can be run with four or more nodes.

If your hardware does not support clustering, you can run Storage Replica in a server-to-server configuration. In this case the failover process must be performed manually. This can be a cost-effective DR solution between branch offices and data centers, and with asynchronous replication can support significantly better RPO than can be achieved with DFS Replication.

Progent can help you determine which Storage Replica topology makes the most sense for you business and can also help you plan, deploy, manage and troubleshoot your Storage Replica solution. For other zero-data-loss disaster recovery platforms supported by Progent, see VMware Site Recovery Manager consulting and NetApp MetroCluster disaster recovery consulting.

Additional Features of Windows Server 2016 for Failover Clustering
Important new and enhanced features of Windows Server 2016 include:

  • Storage Spaces Direct allows you to pool low-cost commodity servers running Windows Server 2016 to create network attached failover storage clusters. The rotating and solid-state disks (SSDs) integrated with each server are automatically onboarded to the Failover Cluster by Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), and you can combine as many as 16 servers and 400 drives for up to 1 petabyte of storage per cluster. New servers can be added in minutes, and with Microsoft System Center require only a checkbox to install. The scale-out servers use their built-in Ethernet RDMA controllers and Microsoft's SMB3 transport to interconnect, eliminating the expense and management overhead associated with deploying a SAN solution with FC fabric.

    When you create volumes from the storage pool, Storage Spaces Direct automatically generates a virtual disk and takes care of partitioning, formatting, and adding it to your Failover Cluster so it can be accessed by any node as a CSV. These shared volumes can tolerate drive, server, or component failures with uninterrupted availability, and you can replace failed hardware without downtime or complex management intervention. Performance can exceed 150,000 mixed random IOPS per server thanks to an integrated read/write cache and support for NVMe drives mounted directly on the PCIe bus. Storage Spaces Direct automatically utilizes the fastest storage available, such as SSDs, for its always-on cache.

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    Hyper-converged deployments of Storage Spaces Direct are a good fit for SMBs or branch offices

    System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager supports two models for configuring and managing Storage Spaces Direct clusters. In a converged deployment, also called disaggregated, compute and storage resources run on different clusters. This provides administrators with the flexibility to scale compute resources independently from storage and is suitable for enterprises with larger environments and the skills to manage complex deployments. With a hyper-converged deployment model, Hyper-V compute and storage share the same cluster. This model, which minimizes hardware costs and is easier to configure and manage, is appropriate for smaller organizations or branch offices.

  • Health Service is a feature introduced in Windows Server 2016 for monitoring the performance and capacity of Storage Spaces Direct clusters. Metrics reported by Health Service include IOPS, IO throughput and latency, physical (raw) storage and storage pool capacity, volume capacity, processor utilization, and memory. Health Service also continually monitors Storage Spaces Direct clusters and generates fault alerts ranked by severity and covering cluster and storage hardware, the Storage Spaces software stack, storage Quality of Service, and Storage Replica. For conciseness, fault alerts report root causes, such as a failed enclosure, rather than all the components affected by the failure.

    Health Service can automate workflows in the disk retirement/replacement cycle by reporting a failed disk, copying data from the retired disk to the remaining disks to restore full resiliency, indicating a failed disk by blinking its disk or slot indicator light, verifying a replacement disk against a Supported Components Document, and substituting the replacement disk into the storage pool previously occupied by the retired disk.

  • Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade is a new feature of Windows Server 2016 that allows the live migration of all virtual machines in a cluster from a Windows Server 2012 R2 host to Windows Server 2016 host. This lets you move Hyper-V and scale-out file server workloads to the latest version of Windows Server with zero interruption of service, avoiding downtime penalties against SLAs. Other cluster workloads like SQL Server are paused only for the few minutes required to failover to Windows Server 2016. The rolling upgrade process requires no extra hardware and the upgraded cluster continues using the existing cluster objects stored in Active Directory.

    Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade utilizes a new mixed-OS mode that allows nodes with different host operating system versions to run within the same cluster. This allows you to pause, drain, evict, and reformat any node in the cluster, install Windows Server 2016 on the node, and bring the node back online. The Failover Cluster continues operating during this procedure as it would during any node outage. You can then use Failover Cluster Manager or PowerShell to add the upgraded node back into the cluster. All nodes operate at the older Windows Server 2012 R2 functional level until every node in the cluster has been upgraded. When all nodes have been migrated to Windows Server 2016, the entire cluster can be upgraded at once to the new functionality level with a single PowerShell cmdlet.

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    Rolling Upgrades allow you to stage a migration to Windows Server 2016 VMs without incurring cluster downtime

    Progent can guide you through the Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade process following best practices, help you load balance the upgraded cluster, and show you how to take advantage of the new features provided by Windows Server 2016.

  • Fault Domains are hardware entities that share a single point of failure. Servers, or nodes, are the original fault domain supported by Windows Server Failover Clustering. Windows Server 2016 adds support for fault domains at the chassis, rack and site levels. Fault domain awareness improves fault tolerance by helping to distribute data across multiple vulnerable components so copies of protected data reside in different fault domains. Windows Server 2016 allows you to define fault domains with PowerShell or XML markup. Storage Spaces Direct uses fault domains to optimize data protection by automatically placing copies of data on different drives, nodes, chasses and racks. Windows Server 2016 Health Service uses fault domains to improve the usefulness of alerts. Stretch clustering uses fault domains for storage affinity, improving performance by running applications or VMs on servers in closest proximity to their storage servers.

  • Virtual Machine Load Balancing is a new integrated feature of Windows Server 2016 that allows automatic live migration of virtual machines between nodes within a Failover Cluster. This helps maximize availability and performance of Failover Clusters and reduces the need to deploy additional physical servers to handle critical workloads during peak periods. VM Load Balancing improves performance, fault tolerance and resource utilization by automatically determining whether a node has become overloaded and assigning VMs from that node to an under-committed one, such as a server that has just been rebooted. This process requires no downtime, takes into account failure policies like fault domains, and is based on heuristics for weighing VM memory pressure, which is the most common resource constraint on a Hyper-V host, and CPU utilization of the node. VM Load Balancing can be configured to run every 30 minutes or on demand, and you can use PowerShell to select one of three thresholds for determining the aggressiveness of load balancing.

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    VM Load Balancing automatically and non-disruptively moves VMs from over-utilized to under-utilized nodes

  • Virtual Machine Start Order is a new feature in Windows Server 2016 Failover Clustering that allows you to orchestrate the priority in which VMs and all groups in a cluster are activated or re-activated. You can group VMs into tiers and define dependencies between different tiers. This can ensure, for example, that VM domain controllers are started first. This avoids scenarios where VMs that require services are activated before the VMs that deliver those services.

  • Cloud Witness is a new type of quorum witness for Windows Server 2016 Failover Clusters that uses Microsoft Azure Blob Storage to maintain a blob file to act as the quorum arbitration point. The quorum witness has a vote in determining whether to keep a stretch cluster running after a datacenter experiences an outage and is an important component of an enterprise-class disaster recovery solution. Leveraging the Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure is an easy and affordable way to host an offsite quorum witness without the cost and management overhead of deploying a separate datacenter. This also adheres to best practices when designing the topology of a quorum witness. You can use a single Azure Storage Account for multiple clusters, with one blob file required for each cluster. Since only a small amount of data is written to the blob file, which is updated only when the state of the cluster nodes change, the ongoing costs of the Azure storage account is low.

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    Azure-based Cloud Witness is a fast, affordable way to configure a Failover Cluster quorum witness

  • Support for Workgroup and Multi-domain Clusters makes it possible to create Windows Server 2016 Failover Clusters without Active Directory dependencies. In previous releases of Windows Server, Failover Clusters could only be created with server nodes joined to the same domain. Windows Server 2016 still lets you create single-domain clusters but you can also deploy Workgroup clusters and Multi-domain clusters with nodes that are members of different domains. You can use Failover Cluster Manager or PowerShell to create Workgroup clusters and Multi-domain clusters. The recommended witness type for Workgroup clusters and Multi-domain clusters is Disk Witness or the new Windows Server 2016 Cloud Witness. File Share Witness is unsupported for clusters with nodes that are not domain joined.
How Progent Can Help You with Windows Server 2016 Disaster Recovery
Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team can help organizations of any size to design a non-disruptive migration to Windows Server 2016 based on the new Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade feature. Progent can help you configure Windows Server 2016 for one or multiple physical datacenters, for a cloud-centric deployment, or for a hybrid environment that seamlessly combines local and cloud resources. Progent's disaster recovery and business continuity consultants can help you design and validate a disaster recovery plan that incorporates Microsoft's latest high-availability technology for Failover Clusters including Storage Replica for zero-data-loss Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Storage Spaces Direct for enterprise-class network-attached storage using commodity hardware, Virtual Machine Load Balancing for improving the performance and fault-tolerance of Failover Clusters while minimizing capital investment and management overhead, and Cloud Witness for fast, low-cost deployment of a stretch cluster quorum witness.

Progent's information assurance consultants can help you achieve and prove compliance with regulatory and industry data security requirement such as SOX, ISO 27001, PCI DSS 3.2 and FedRAMP by showing you how to configure the powerful new security tools available with Windows Server 2016 including Windows Containers, Shielded Virtual Machines, Credential Guard, Remote Credential Guard and Just In Time (JIT) Privileged Access Management. (For a description of these security enhancements, see Windows Server 2016 integration consulting.)

Progent's information assurance consultants can help you deploy new security feature like Windows and Hyper-V Containers, Shielded Virtual Machines, Credential Guard, Remote Credential Guard and Just In Time (JIT) Privileged Access Management to make it easier for you to comply with regulatory and industry data security requirement such as SOX, ISO 27001, PCI DSS 3.2, and FedRAMP. Progent's roster of Cisco CCIE-certified network infrastructure consultants is one of the largest of any independent IT services firm in the U.S., and Progent can help you design, deploy and manage a hybrid network ecosystem that fully delivers the high-availability and disaster recovery capabilities of Windows Server 2016. To streamline the management of your Windows Server 2016 Failover Clusters, Progent can provide expertise with PowerShell scripting, Failover Cluster Manager, Hyper-V Manager, System Center 2016 migration, System Center 2016 Operations Manager (SCOM 2016) integration and Virtual Machine Manager 2016 (VVM 2016) hybrid cloud management consulting.

To help you protect critical Microsoft workloads with Windows Server 2016's disaster recovery solutions, Progent offers services that include Exchange 2016 integration consulting, SQL Server 2016 consulting, and SharePoint development and integration. For hybrid environments that use public cloud services, Progent offers Office 365 Exchange Online consulting, Amazon AWS integration, and Google Cloud integration consulting.

Progent's Online Consulting and Troubleshooting Expertise
Progent is a pioneer in delivering online consulting and troubleshooting expertise and has provided remote solutions to organizations in every state in the U.S. (See Progent's Customer Testimonials.) Progent also offers onsite consulting services in major metropolitan areas across the United States and parts of Canada. Progent can provide as-needed guidance to help you resolve occasional technical issues or full project management outsourcing or co-sourcing services to make sure your Windows Server 2016 initiative is successfully completed on time and within budget.

If you need immediate online help from a Progent consultant, visit Progent's Online Technical Response Center.

Contact Progent for Windows Server 2016 Expertise
For more information about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting support for Windows Server 2016, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

Zero-Downtime Solutions Supported by Progent
Progent's certified support professionals can help your business to design a cost-effective, fault-tolerant environment that addresses major issues encompassing a broad array of infrastructure solutions and processes such as:

Business Continuity Planning
Progent's disaster recovery planning engineers can help you create a business continuity strategy so you can restore IT functionality in case of an information network disaster. Progent can help you to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that includes scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and drills. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified engineers can also show you how to build an affordable, zero-downtime network architecture that addresses reliability issues covering a wide array of infrastructure technologies and procedures. To find out more, see Disaster Recovery Consulting.

CRISC-Premier IT Risk Control
The CRISC program was initiated by ISACA to verify an IT professional's skills to plan, implement, and support IS controls to mitigate network risk. Progent can provide the expertise of a CRISC-certified engineer to assist you to create and execute a workplace continuity or disaster recovery plan that follows industry best practices promoted by CRISC and crafted to align with your organization's risk tolerance, business goals, and budgetary guidelines. To find out more, see CRISC-Premier IT risk control specialists.

Windows Server 2019 High Availability Failover Clustering
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 features significant improvements in capacity, performance, management, cybersecurity, app compatibility, Linux support, Kubernetes networking, and hybrid integration of local and cloud-hosted assets. Headline new features of Microsoft Windows Server 2019 include Windows Admin Center for unifying the management and monitoring of hybrid local/cloud resources, System Insights for taking advantage of advance predictive analytics to manage local networks, Windows Defender ATP Exploit Guard for host-intrusion defense, container networking using Kubernetes, Cluster Sets for creating and administering massive high-availability scale-out clusters, and Microsoft's Storage Migration Service for simplifying the migration from legacy editions of Windows Server. For details, go to Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Fault-tolerant Failover Clustering Help.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Disaster Recovery Solutions
VMware's Site Recovery Manager is an extension to VMware vCenter that allows you to define, automate and verify a consistent workflow for recovering applications and services quickly after an outage. Site Recovery Manager supports centrally controlled and automated disaster recovery, application mobility, plus non-intrusive site relocation, failback and re-protect. SRM also supports transparent testing for disaster recovery, upgrades and patches and can generate audit reports to verify full service recovery, validate SLAs and prove disaster recovery compliance. Progent can provide the support of a VCDX certified VMware SRM consultant to help your organization to plan, deploy, test and maintain a DR system based on VMware Site Recovery Manager.

NetApp MetroCluster High Availability and Disaster Recovery Technology
NetApp MetroCluster is a high-availability and disaster recovery software suite that combines failover storage clustering along with synchronous replication to provide rapid, zero data loss disaster recovery between datacenters that are up to 185 miles (300km) apart. Progent offers online or on-premises access to a NetApp MetroCluster expert who can assist you to design, configure, administer, update, test and repair a disaster recovery system built around NetApp MetroCluster. Progent can help you to choose a topology for your MetroCluster deployment that meets your technical needs and budget. Progent can ensure you follow best practices for configuring your MetroCluster environment by delivering help with procedures like assigning shelf IDs, determining aggregate and plexes layout, setting up NetApp FlexVol volumes, setting up Data ONTAP configuration replication service, installing Cisco and Brocade switches, implementing a tiebreaker, setting up a TCP/IP configuration replication network between your peered clusters, and testing your disaster recovery solution to show adherence with information assurance standards and regulatory mandates.

Network Load Balancing
Progent provides fault tolerant load balancing consulting covering system load balancing, load balanced programs, LAN/WAN infrastructure routing, and content dispatching technology including Cisco Content Engine. Non-stop load balancing technologies for which Progent offers consulting expertise include Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008 Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Access Suite and Access Gateway, Cisco CSS, Cisco Distributed Director and Cisco CDN Software, and F5 Networks BIG-IP. To read more, visit Non-stop Load Balancing.

Non-stop Colocation
Progent's Data Center professionals can show you how to identify zero-downtime data centers that match the specific requirements of your business. Fault tolerant Internet Data Centers are especially attractive to small and mid-size companies due to of their affordability and simplified logistics compared to taking a do-it-yourself strategy. Trying to design an on-site data center with even a basic level of fault tolerance is too costly for the majority of small businesses. Progent is ready to show you how to get all the advantages of high-availability colo sites by offering a complete array of engineering and maintenance services. For details, visit High-Availability Internet Data Centers Solutions.

High-Availability Branch Office Networking
Progent’s branch office connectivity engineers can help businesses create fault tolerant inter-site connectivity solutions through fully redundant system architectures featuring transparent failover. Progent’s Cisco-premier CCIE engineers can design and implement fault-tolerant Inter-office connections supported by non-stop EIGRP routers or non-stop OSPF deployment of Cisco routers. Progent can show you how multi-path connectivity and automatic fail-over offers affordable non-stop interoffice networking. To find out more, visit 24x7 Interoffice Connectivity.

24x7 Internet Connections
Progent's Cisco-authorized network experts can help you build an economical, high availability Internet configuration architecture that can achieve non-stop Internet connectivity through a wide array of high availability Internet access solutions including non-stop BGP, automatic fail-over, and redundant ISPs. Progent offers Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert consultants to show you how to utilize the latest technology for 24x7 Internet connections to implement a cost-effective, fully redundant Internet network with automatic failover and other features to create zero-downtime Internet connections. To find out more, see 24x7 Internet Connectivity Architecture.

Backup and Restore Solutions Consulting
Progent offers affordable online support from consultants with expertise in a wide array of utilities and technologies that deliver solutions for backing up Windows, Mac, and Linux physical and virtual servers and desktops as well as laptops and smartphones. Progent can provide consulting support for all major backup products including Acronis Backup and Recovery, Backup Exec, BackupAssist, CrashPlan PRO, Double-Take, MozyPro, Retrospect for Macintosh, Apple Time Machine, VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP), and Oracle Solaris FLARs. Progent's consultants can help your company to install, upgrade, or maintain data backup systems for a variety of topologies such as local, remote, cloud-based, or hybrid. To read more, visit Backup and Recovery Technology Consulting and Support Services.

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager Backup and Restore Consulting
Progent's expert System Center Data Protection Manager consultants can assist you to create an effective business continuity strategy, implement an affordable fault-tolerante IT architecture, configure a SCDPM-powered recovery system, comprehensively test your DPM system, train your administrative staff or local consultants how to manage Microsoft SCDPM, or provide extensive information technology support outsourcing such as remote housing of virtual or physical SCDPM servers in Progent's data center. To read more, visit System Center Data Protection Manager Expertise.

Barracuda Backup Local, Offsite and Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery
Barracuda Backup is an affordable, subscription-based backup/restore platform for small and medium-size businesses. A Barracuda Backup deployment can incorporate a purpose-built physical storage device built by Barracuda or a virtual appliance with similar functionality but which utilizes your own storage hardware. Barracuda Backup protects vital business data generated on-premises, at one or multiple remote locations, or in the cloud. For disaster recovery, you can replicate data to the Barracuda Cloud, to Amazon Web Services (AWS), or to any location with a physical or virtual Barracuda appliance. Progent is a Barracuda partner and Progent's Barracuda Backup consultants can provide a wide array of consulting services to help your business to design, configure, manage and troubleshoot a BDR solution based on Barracuda Backup. For more information, see Barracuda Backup and disaster recovery consulting and management.

ProSight DPS Altaro VM Backup Software for Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
Altaro VM Backup software provides small organizations a reliable and budget-friendly platform for backing up and restoring Hyper-V and VMware-powered virtual machines (VMs). Altaro VM Backup can be used for on-premises, offsite, multi-site, and cloud-hosted architectures and also supports cost-effective backup to Microsoft Azure Block Blob storage. Progent is an Altaro partner and offers a wide array of remote or onsite services to assist you to plan, install, optimize and debug a comprehensive backup/restore system based on Altaro VM Backup software. With ProSight Data Protection Services Altaro VM Backup, Progent delivers a fully managed backup/recovery service based on Altaro VM Backup. To read more, visit Altaro VM Backup consulting.

ProSight Data Protection Services Altaro O365 Total Backup Solutions
Office 365 offers rudimentary archiving but does not have native support for key data protection capabilities like Exchange Online backups or long-term point-in-time recovery for OneDrive or SharePoint. Altaro Office 365 Backup provides a full-featured platform for automatic backup and rapid recovery of all your company's O365 mailboxes, Teams Chats, SharePoint sites, and OneDrive data. Progent is a certified Altaro partner and offers ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) Office 365 Total Backup to provide comprehensive managed services for Altaro's O365 back/restore product. ProSight DPS Office 365 delivers a low-cost backup-as-a-service alternative that protects O365 components against data loss resulting from user or system error, malicious corruption, and cyber assaults like ransomware. For details, visit ProSight DPS Altaro Office 365 Backup solutions.

Managed Cloud Backup: ProSight Data Protection Services ECHO
ProSight Data Protection Services ECHO from Progent provide small and medium-sized businesses an affordable and fully managed solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a low monthly rate, ProSight Data Protection Services ECHO automates and monitors your backup activities and enable rapid recovery of vital files, apps and VMs that have become lost or corrupted due to component breakdowns, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malicious attacks such as ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services ECHO can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware images. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup specialists can provide advanced expertise to configure ProSight DPS ECHO to to comply with regulatory standards such as HIPAA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when necessary, can help you to recover your business-critical information. Learn more about ProSight Data Protection Services ECHO managed backup and recovery.

ProSight Data Protection Services 360 Backup Solutions
Progent can help your company to create, deploy and debug a backup/restore plan built around MSP360 technology. MSP360 enables file or image backup/restore for VMs and physical machines, supports all popular public clouds, and permits you to build a backup solution with a minimum Recovery Time Objective and a granular Recovery Point Objective. With ProSight DPS 360 Backup, Progent can provide comprehensive monitoring and remote management of your backup system to prevent data loss caused by user mistakes, system glitches, ill-intentioned users, and external assaults like ransomware. To find out more, see ProSight DPS 360 Backup solutions.

Consulting for Double-Take Software for Data Backup
Double-Take publishes a family of tools designed to provide small and midsize businesses a range of cost-effective solutions for backing up and restoring vital applications such as Exchange, SQL Server, RIM Blackberry, and Microsoft Office SharePoint. Progent’s business continuity planning experts have in-depth experience integrating Double-Take Software products into small business IT networks to achieve a high level of availability and disaster recovery capability at a budget-friendly price. To find out more, see Consulting for Double-Take Software for Backup.

Why Choose Progent for Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning Solutions?
Since Progent is a Microsoft Certified Partner and provides professional application expertise for a wide variety of business applications, Progent can assist customers to arrive at comprehensive information technology solutions that optimize the business value of your network. As a Registered Partner for Cisco, Progent offers the expertise of certified engineers and specialists with expertise in architecting, installing and troubleshooting infrastructure environments built on Cisco technology. The breadth of Progent's technical experience and Progent's familiarity with the requirements of small and midsize businesses make Progent the ideal resource for building and running a cost-effective, dependable network.

How You Can Access Progent's Consultants for Support for High Availability Computer Networks
If you wish to get in touch with Progent about consulting assistance for high availability infrastructure, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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