Microsoft has published Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010), a comprehensive backup-and-recovery platform designed by Microsoft specifically for supporting Windows servers and clients. Data Protection Manager 2010 allows continual,transparent backup of both physical and virtual computers to local or remote disk drives plus off-line backup to tape, and permits rapid, easy-to-manage recovery of entire computers or single files. DPM's disk support delivers the performance and reliability required to preserve your critical business information without disrupting network availability, while DPM's tape compatibility keeps long-term archiving costs low and simplifies compliance with contractual or regulatory data retention requirements.
Many small companies still rely on obsolete, tape-based backup and restore solutions. In the event of a major system failure, this can lead to substantial income loss due to extended system downtime and, possibly, lost data. Tape-based backup procedures are unreliable because tape media is sensitive to mechanical wear and requires a carefully controlled warehousing environment. Microsoft recorded a whopping 17% failure rate when utilizing mag tape to back up their in-house operational servers. Mag tape is also low performance. Consequently, backups call for scheduled downtime, recovery snap shots are commonly separated by days rather than minutes, and the restoration procedure is time consuming and hard to manage.
Data Protection Manager solves these shortcomings by using high-performance, dependable hard disks for online backup while relegating tape to long-term archiving. The speed of hard disks permits ongoing transparent backup, shrinks restoration point spacing to as low as 15 minutes, and substantially cuts recovery time. For improved disk reliability, DPM 2010 supports high availability disk clustering and non-stop arrays. Innovations with DPM 2010 include support for Windows 2008 Hyper-V R2 virtualization and CSV, the option to recover individual files, Database Availability Group support for Exchange Server 2010, improved operation with SharePoint, and protection during a Live Migration process.
How Progent's Microsoft Engineers Can Assist You Integrate DPM 2010
Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants can assist your business to assess the expenses and advantages of DPM 2010 and can help you in all phases of Data Protection Manager integration. Progent can help you:
- Determine your recovery goals and create a backup strategy to meet them
- Create an efficient multi-site network architecture to accommodate System Center Data Protection Manager
- Set up Microsoft Windows 2008, Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint Server to work with DPM 2010
- Configure Protection Groups and Storage Pools
- Estimate and allocate disk storage for protection
- Define tape library circulation and management
- Install Protection Agents on computers on both sides of your firewall
- Maximize backup and restoration performance
Other DPM-related Consulting and Support Services Available from Progent
Progentís Cisco-certified CCIE network experts can help your company to design a robust network architecture that is affordable to install and simple to manage and that offers maximum availability and protection. Progent's CISSP-ISSAP security specialists can help you to create and validate a business continuity plan that is economically realistic for your business, provides security for your sensitive corporate information, and reduces downtime in case of a catastrophic IT breakdown.
Contact Progent to Get Assistance from a Microsoft-Certified DPM 2010 Consultant
To get in touch with Progent about technical expertise for Data Protection Manager 2010 solutions, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.