Announcement: Protect your Server 2016 workloads with Enhanced Security

System Center Data Protection Manager (SC DPM) is an Enterprise backup solution, providing App Consistent backups to workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange and File Servers, running in Physical or Virtualized Environments. In addition, you can also backup your Hyper-V and VMWare VMs (with SC 2012 R2 DPM UR11). These backups can be stored on disks for… Read more

Introducing DPM 2016 Modern Backup Storage

  With System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager, we announced Modern Backup Storage (MBS), delivering 50% storage savings, 3x faster backups, and efficient backup storage utilization with Workload Aware Storage. Data Protection Manager can backup key workloads such as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, file servers, clients and VMs running on Hyper-V or VMware. With Modern Backup… Read more

Announcing SC 2016 DPM with Reduced TCO of Backup

System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) is well recognized in the Industry for protection of Microsoft workloads and environments. It protects key Microsoft workloads such as SQL, SharePoint and Exchange as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V or VMware. SC DPM 2016 brings in features that delivers improvements in multiple key areas of… Read more

Announcing VMware Backup using System Center Data Protection Manager

System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) is well recognized in the Industry for protection of Microsoft workloads and environments. It protects key Microsoft workloads such as SQL, SharePoint and Exchange as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V.  Today, we are announcing support for protection of virtual machines running on VMware platform. This will allow… Read more

Four simple steps to backup VMware VMs using SC DPM

System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) is well recognized in the industry for protection of Microsoft workloads and environments. It protects key Microsoft workloads such as SQL, SharePoint and Exchange as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V.  Today, we are announcing support for protection of VMware virtual machines. This will allow enterprise customers to… Read more

DPM 2012 R2 UR8: Focus on stability

System Center DPM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 8 has been out for a month now, we spent a lot of energy in this UR to focus on quality and are getting good feedback from thousands of customers who already installed the update. As a result, we have now made it an “Important Update” on Microsoft Update,… Read more

Announcing Centralized and Customizable backup reports using Data Protection Manager

This blog post explains how DPM reports have been enhanced with Update Rollup 5. Till Update Rollup 4, we shipped six standard reports inbox with DPM which were useful for auditing and monitoring basic details of the production environment independently for each DPM Server. In Update Rollup 5, the reporting infrastructure is greatly enhanced to… Read more

New update for Azure Backup to enable Protected Instances pricing

When you use Microsoft Azure Backup to back up data, the size of the primary data source is currently not sent to the service. The new Protected Instances pricing model needs this information for accurate billing because if there is no primary data source size information, the billing will be based on the total backup… Read more

Explaining the new Azure Backup pricing for DPM and EA customers

Azure Backup has announced a new pricing model for data being backed-up to Azure. This new model is based on the number of machines that are being backed-up, and is measured and reported in the monthly Azure bill as Protected Instances. The new pricing has an impact on the Azure Backup bill for the data… Read more

New Azure Backup update supports offline disk shipment and increases the number of backup copies and retention policies in Windows

When you use Microsoft Azure Backup agent in Windows, you currently experience the following restrictions: – Azure Backup uses only one single retention policy to back up the data. – The number of backup copies is limited to 120. – Azure Backup does not provide the option of sending the data over network bandwidth alone… Read more