Microsoft has released System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-recovery platform designed by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows file and application servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of physical and virtual computers to local or remote disk drives as well as off-line copying to magnetic tape, and permits fast, easy-to-manage recovery of entire computers or single files. DPM's disk drive support delivers the performance and reliability required to preserve your critical business information without interrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape compatibility makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and simplifies compliance with industry or regulatory retention mandates.
Most small companies continue to depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery technology. In case of a serious system breakdown, this can result in substantial income loss due to extended system downtime and, possibly, lost data. Tape-based protection solutions are vulnerable because the media is subject to wear and tear and requires a tightly controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when using tape to back up their own production servers. Tape is also inherently low performance. Because of this, backup processes require scheduled server downtime, restoration points are commonly separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is time consuming and tedious.
DPM gets around these problems by using high-performance, reliable disks for online backup while relegating tape media to long-term storage. The high performance of disks allows continual non-disruptive backup, shrinks recovery point spacing to as little as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk system dependability, DPM 2010 supports high availability disk clusters and non-stop arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines and CSV, the option to recover single files, DAG support for Exchange 2010, improved operation with SharePoint Server, and protection during a Live Migration process.
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 evaluate the costs and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all phases of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:
- Define your protection goals and create a backup/restore policy to meet them
- Design an efficient wide area network topology to accommodate DPM
- Set up Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
- Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
- Calculate and allocate hard disk storage for backup
- Plan tape library rotation and administration
- Configure DPM Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
- Optimize backup and restoration speed
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Offered by Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist you to create a resilient network architecture that is economical to deploy and simple to maintain and that provides maximum system availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist you to produce and validate a business continuity plan that is economically realistic for your business, ensures security for your sensitive data, and reduces downtime in case of a major network breakdown.
Contact Progent to Get Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to ask Progent about consulting help for Data Protection Manager 2010 integration, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.