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What’s New with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010
Data Protection Manager (DPM) - part of the Microsoft’s System Center suite of products - delivers unified data protection for Windows servers such as SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, virtualization and file servers, as well as Windows desktops and laptops. The latest version of this product, DPM 2010, was released just a few months ago. In this expert e-guide from, learn about the new features being offered in DPM 2010. Find out what advantages this release has over previous versions and what will remain the same as with DPM 2007.


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What’s New with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Table of Contents

What’s New with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010
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What’s what with Data Protection Manager 2010 Resources from i365, A Seagate Company Microsoft shows maturing IT management vision


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What’s New with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 What’s what with Data Protection Manager 2010

What’s what with Data Protection Manager 2010
by: Brendan Cournoyer I attended a live webcast recently on System Center Data Protection Manager 2010. solution for file and application protection from Microsoft.” He noted that the company focused heavily on protection Jason Buffington, senior technical product manager for Microsoft System Center, described DPM 2010 as “the best

for Windows-based clients and virtual environments, as well as enhanced scalability and reliability features. So what’s new with Data Protection Manager 2010? Here are some of the key points I gathered: • The RC is in its final testing stages and should be available within a few weeks.

• The fundamental model of DPM – which allows customers to use one technology to protect data on multiple production servers from a single interface – remains more or less intact. • Like DPM 2007, the new version is designed primarily for Windows-based environments, which Buffington

geneous environments.

Microsoft apps want to do things. He noted that the company created partnerships for protection of hetero-

the Volume Shadow Copy Service). In other words, Data Protection Manager 2010 will leverage the way

said is the best way to allow for DPM 2010 to take advantage of key Microsoft OS and app features (like

Exchange and SharePoint 2010, along with SAP running on SQL Server.

• DPM 2010 will support the same OS and app versions as DPM 2007. Microsoft has also added support for

• System state and bare-metal recovery are both included, and can be managed centrally. Clustered Shared Volume support, which wasn’t previously available. • On the virtualization front, the big change from DPM 2007 is added support for Hyper-V R2. This includes

• Buffington highlighted a feature called “item-level recovery”, which basically is the ability to browse file systems to select individual items to recover, rather than restoring the entire file server. • A new feature that wasn’t included with the September beta is the ability to protect workgroups and way as other protection groups.

non-trusted domains. Buffington demoed how to set these up, and they can be managed in the exact same • He noted a few “favorite new checkboxes” for creating a protection group. One allows DPM 2010 to a new “collocate” feature, which allows Data Protection Manager to protect a higher number of data

consistency checks that can be scheduled (rather than notifying an administrator to do one). There is also sources per replica volume.

automatically grow allocated volumes when more disk space is required, while another offers automatic

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What’s New with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 What’s what with Data Protection Manager 2010

• DPM 2010 includes enhanced protection for traveling/roaming laptops, which is good. However, it sounds a standard VPN.

like there are still some bugs to work out when it comes to protecting laptops using DirectAccess instead of • Buffington said that scalability was a big focus, noting that a single Data Protection Manager 2010 server will be able to support up to 100 servers, 1,000 laptops and 2,000 databases.

There was plenty more to report, including disaster recovery improvements, enhanced tape support and new automatic “self-healing” functionality for improved reliability.

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What’s New with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Microsoft shows maturing IT management vision

Microsoft shows maturing IT management vision
By Bridget Botelho, Senior News Writer have trouble taking on market rivals because of its self-centered approach. But Microsoft has opened the floodgates At the Microsoft Management Summit 2010 in Las Vegas this week, the company shared its three-year System When Microsoft started offering systems management tools a few years back, analysts said the company would

on System Center management tools and will include some cross-platform support.

tools are mainly Windows-centric, the company has conceded a bit.

Center roadmap, including six product releases this year and seven in 2011. And while Microsoft's management

typically provided by that third party but distributed through the Microsoft Operations Manager catalog, said Don Retallack, a systems management analyst with Kirkland, Wash.-based Directions on Microsoft, an independent analysis firm.

the company has long offered management packs for some third-party systems and applications. These packs are

Last year, Microsoft began offering Linux and Unix support in System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, and

Data Protection Manager 2010, released this week, combines with third-party products to back up heterogeneous acquired Opalis Software late last year to have an IT process management tool that supports Microsoft and functionality for VMware vSphere 4 if it's used in conjunction with VMware management tools. And Microsoft environments, both on-premises and to the cloud. Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 offers some management

non-Microsoft products; it is included with Service Manger 2010, which was also released this week, Retallack said. icapping itself by not offering cross-platform support when its competitors in systems management are doing so. Richard Ptak, principal of Amherst, N.H.-based IT consultancy Ptak Noel & Associates, said Microsoft would be hand"Most environments are somewhat heterogeneous, so unless they make [System Center tools] completely transparexpensive," Ptak said. ent, people are going to have to maintain expertise in multiple management platforms, which is just annoying and That said, System Center tools will make sense for Microsoft-only shops and there will be people who use them

because of Microsoft's cache, Ptak said.

Less complex than CA or IBM
"substantially more complex" because they manage every aspect of an environment, said Greg Shields, an independent IT consultant and author based in Denver and co-founder of Concentrated Technology. System Center tools are also simpler to use than more robust products from CA, IBM and the like, which tend to be

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What’s New with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Microsoft shows maturing IT management vision

Microsoft may also get its customers to use System Center tools by including them in enterprise licensing agreements and by making certain tools, such as System Center Operations Manager, an "absolute necessity" for Windows shops, Shields said. But, large companies with heterogeneous data centers that already use well-established tools, such as BMC

Performance Manager, may be a tough sell for Microsoft.

their products will be good, eventually, but they have to mature."

time, so people will wonder, why switch from the devil you know to the devil you don't know?" Ptak said. "I'm sure

"The other players in this space are well established with good products that have been out in the field for a long

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What’s New with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 Resources from i365, A Seagate Company

Resources from i365, A Seagate Company

Critical Factors to Consider Before Buying an All-In-One Data Protection Appliance How EVault Works with Microsoft Data Protection Manager for Cross-Platform Protection Strategies for Cloud Storage, Data Protection, and Disaster Recovery About i365, A Seagate Company i365, a Seagate Company, provides Cloud-Connected and on-premise storage solutions to help small to mid-sized organizations protect and access their business data – anytime, anywhere. Through a uniquely integrated ecosystem of EVault storage software, SaaS, managed services and appliances, we help our customers meet the challenges of maintaining business continuity in multi-platform, multi-site environments. Our EVault® data protection, disaster recovery and other storage solutions are optimized to perform in a distributed environment, supported by a secure, reliable Cloud storage infrastructure and backed by the highest quality customer service. Our solutions are sold through a broad reseller network, and power the products and services of Managed Service Providers, Data Centers, Telecoms, Ap Providers, and other tech partners for more than 28,000 customers worldwide.

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