Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a powerful backup-and-recovery solution designed by Microsoft specifically for protecting Windows file and application servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers on-going,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to local or remote hard disks as well as off-line copying to tape, and enables fast, simple-to-manage restoration of entire servers or single files. DPM's disk drive support delivers the performance and reliability you need to protect your vital business data without interrupting network operations, while DPM's tape drive support makes long-term archiving expenses low and simplifies compliance with industry or regulatory data retention requirements.
Most small companies still depend on obsolete, tape-centric backup and restore solutions. In case of a major IT failure, this can result in substantial income loss because of extended network unavailability and, in the worst case, unrecoverable data. Tape-only backup solutions are vulnerable because tape media is sensitive to wear and tear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when utilizing tape to archive their own production servers. Mag tape is also slow. Consequently, backup processes call for scheduled downtime, recovery snap shots are often spaced apart by days instead of minutes, and the restoration process is long and hard to manage.
Data Protection Manager solves these problems by using high-performance, reliable hard disks for online backup and restricting tape to long-term storage. The speed of hard disks allows ongoing transparent backup, reduces recovery point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and dramatically lowers recovery time. For improved disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V virtualization and Clustered Shared Volumes, the ability to restore single 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 Deploy DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your business to assess the expenses and benefits of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can assist you in all facets of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can assist you to:
- Determine your recovery targets and create a backup policy to accomplish them
- Design an efficient multi-site network architecture to accommodate DPM
- Set up Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint to work with DPM 2010
- Configure Protection Groups and Custom Volumes
- Estimate and reserve hard disk storage for backup
- Plan tape rotation and administration
- Install DPM Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your network firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration speed
Additional DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to design a resilient network architecture that is affordable to install and easy to manage and that offers maximum uptime and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can help your company to create and validate a disaster recovery plan that is economically sensible for your situation, provides security for your sensitive data, and reduces downtime in the event a major network breakdown.
Contact Progent for Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Expert
In order to ask Progent about engineering support for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.