Microsoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, an advanced backup-and-recovery solution designed specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to onsite or remote disks as well as off-line backup to tape, and permits fast, easy-to-manage recovery of entire servers or single files. DPM's hard disk support provides the speed and dependability you need to protect your vital business data without disrupting network availability, while Data Protection Manager's tape support makes long-term archiving costs affordable and simplifies compliance with contractual or legal data retention requirements.
Most small businesses still depend on obsolete, tape-based backup and recovery technology. In the event of a serious IT failure, this can lead to significant income loss because of prolonged network unavailability and, possibly, unrecoverable records. Tape-based protection solutions are vulnerable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled physical environment. Microsoft recorded a 17% failure rate when using tape to back up their in-house production servers. Tape is also slow. Because of this, backups require periodic server downtime, restoration points are often separated by days rather than minutes, and the restore procedure is time consuming and hard to manage.
DPM solves these problems by supporting high-performance, dependable disks for short-term backup while restricting tape media to long-term archiving. The high performance of disks permits continual transparent backup, reduces restoration point intervals to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers recovery time. For improved disk system dependability, Data Protection Manager 2010 supports disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include operation with Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtual machines and Clustered Shared Volumes, the option to recover individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and full data protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You Deploy Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your business to assess the costs and benefits of DPM and can help you in all phases of Data Protection Manager deployment. Progent can help you:
- Determine your protection targets and establish a backup/restore policy to meet them
- Create an efficient wide area network architecture to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
- Configure Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM 2010
- Configure Protection Groups
- Calculate and reserve disk storage for protection
- Define tape library circulation and administration
- Install Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration speed
Additional DPM-related Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist your company to design a robust network infrastructure that is economical to deploy and easy to manage and that provides maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can assist you to create and validate a disaster recovery strategy that is financially sensible for your situation, provides security for your vital data, and minimizes system downtime in case of a catastrophic IT failure.
Call or Email Progent to Get Support from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Specialist
To ask Progent about technical assistance for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.