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Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 launches

, posted: 20-Apr-2010 04:45


The latest and most important release of Microsoft's disk, tape and cloud based backup product - DPM 2010 has launched.

This release is targeted at supporting backup and disaster recovery of Microsoft's previous and newest products including Exchange Server 2010, Windows Server 200 R2, SharePoint 2010, Hyper-V 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2. DPM 2010 provides the capability for a single server to backup as many as 100 servers, 1000 laptops and 2000 databases.

Key additions in DPM 2010 include:
  • The ability for roaming laptops to get centrally managed policies around desktop protection, so that your laptop data is protected, whether you are connected to the corporate network or remote
  • Enhanced virtualization protection, including Hyper-V R2 Live Migration scenarios and the ability to recover single-files from within host-based backups
  • Additional protection and recovery capabilities for Windows application servers like SQL Server, Exchange or SharePoint
  • Native site-to-site replication for disaster recovery to either another DPM server or an off-site cloud provider
  • Significant enterprise-scalability increases for deploying DPM in large environments
  • Centrally managed System State and Bare Metal Recovery
Details of when Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 will be available for download should be announced shortly. As yet it is not listed as a download on Microsoft's volume licensing website.

See the System Center blog on Technet for the announcement.

More details soon.

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