Microsoft has shipped Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-restore solution built by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual systems to onsite or remote disk drives as well as off-line copying to magnetic tape, and enables rapid, easy-to-manage restoration of whole computers or individual files. DPM's hard disk backup delivers the performance and dependability you need to protect your critical business data without interrupting network operations, while DPM's tape support keeps long-term archiving expenses affordable and helps ensure adherence to industry or legal retention requirements.
Most small companies still rely on outdated, tape-centric backup and restore technology. In the event of a major system failure, this can result in significant revenue loss due to prolonged network unavailability and, possibly, lost records. Tape-only backup solutions are vulnerable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when using tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Tape is also inherently low performance. Consequently, backup processes call for scheduled downtime, restoration snap shots are often separated by days instead of minutes, and the restoration process is time consuming and hard to manage.
DPM 2010 solves these problems by using fast, reliable hard disks for short-term backup while relegating tape to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks allows ongoing transparent backup, reduces restoration point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers recovery time. For improved disk reliability, Data Protection Manager supports disk clusters and fault-tolerant arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the option to recover individual files, DAG support for Exchange Server 2010, enhanced integration with SharePoint Server, and full data protection during a Live Migration procedure.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Help You Deploy System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your business to assess the costs and advantages of Data Protection Manager and can help you in all facets of DPM deployment. Progent can help you:
- Determine your recovery goals and create a backup strategy to meet them
- Design an efficient wide area network topology to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
- Configure Microsoft Windows 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint to work with DPM
- Set up Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Calculate and allocate disk storage for protection
- Define tape library rotation and management
- Install DPM Protection Agents on computers inside and outside your network firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration performance
Additional DPM-related Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help your company to design a robust network infrastructure that is affordable to deploy and simple to manage and that offers maximum uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist your company to create and test a disaster recovery plan that is financially sensible for your business, ensures security for your vital corporate information, and minimizes system downtime in the event a major IT breakdown.
Call or Email Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to contact Progent about technical assistance for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.