Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Support ServicesMicrosoft has published System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, a comprehensive backup-and-restore solution designed specifically for protecting Windows servers and workstations. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 offers continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual systems to local or off-site disk drives as well as off-line copying to magnetic tape, and enables rapid, easy recovery of entire servers or single files. DPM's hard disk support delivers the performance and dependability you need to protect your vital business information without interrupting network operations, while Data Protection Manager's tape support makes long-term archiving expenses affordable and simplifies adherence to contractual or legal data retention requirements.

Many small companies continue to rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In case of a serious IT failure, this can lead to significant income loss due to prolonged system unavailability and, possibly, lost information. Tape-based protection procedures are vulnerable because the media is subject to mechanical wear and requires a tightly maintained warehousing environment. Microsoft reported a 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to back up their own operational servers. Tape is also inherently slow. Because of this, backups call for scheduled server downtime, restoration points are commonly separated by days instead of minutes, and the recovery process is long and hard to manage.

DPM solves these shortcomings by using high-performance, reliable disk systems for short-term backup and relegating tape media to long-term storage. The high performance of hard disks allows ongoing non-disruptive backup, reduces restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially lowers restoration time. For enhanced disk dependability, Data Protection Manager supports high availability disk clustering and fault-tolerant storage arrays. New features of Data Protection Manager 2010 include operation with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and CSV, the option to recover single files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange Server 2010, improved integration with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You Integrate Data Protection Manager 2010
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the expenses and advantages of Data Protection Manager 2010 and can help you in all phases of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:

  • Determine your recovery targets and create a backup strategy to meet them
  • Create an efficient wide area network architecture to accommodate DPM
  • Set up Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint Server to run with DPM
  • Set up Storage Pools and Custom Volumes
  • Calculate and reserve disk storage for backup
  • Define tape library rotation and management
  • Install DPM Protection Agents on systems inside and outside your firewall
  • Maximize backup and recovery speed

Other DPM Consulting and Support Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco CCIE network experts can help your company to design a resilient network infrastructure that is economical to deploy and simple to manage and that provides maximum availability and data protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security experts can assist you to create and validate a disaster recovery plan that is economically sensible for your situation, provides security for your vital data, and reduces downtime in the event a catastrophic network breakdown.

Call or Email Progent to Get Help from a Microsoft-Qualified DPM 2010 Expert
To contact Progent about engineering help for System Center DPM 2010 solutions, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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