Thinking of building a DPM Appliance? Check out what the Moose did


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One of the most exciting things for me to see is when partners start building service and product offerings around the products that I am blessed to manage.  Having come from a reseller/integrator background before joining data protection vendors, I am always particularly excited when a regional partner makes such a commitment.  This is the case for my new friends from the Moose Logic Team:

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I must also admit that I am envious that they snatched up the Better-Backups.com domain name.  Nice find, fellas !!

The folks at Moose have got a great grasp of System Center Data Protection Manager and have done what I hope other regional SME’s do – they packaged DPM within an appliance so that customers don’t have to think about what kind of hardware to run their new DPM 2010 software on.  They can just order one item (based on production data size) and find confidence that the experts have already done the rest. 

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It is a cool site and I especially like their “How it Works” page which talks about how DPM replicates data.  It is based (in part) on a podcast that I did a few years ago DPM 2007 SP1 -- How does DPM really work.

And of course, partners like this often have a partner of their own within Microsoft.  In this case, I must give a hat tip to Rahul Jacob, a Microsoft Partner Technology Consultant.  PTC’s like Rahul spend all day helping Microsoft partners understand our newest technologies, so that they can start bringing offerings like this DPM appliance to their customers.  This is a great example of a good partnering. 

Rahul is also active within our System Center Influencers community of customers and partners, which is a good place to make these connections.

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Comments (1)
  1. Scott Gorcester - Moose Logic says:

    Thank you for the kind words Jason!  

    I am the architect of this product and I would like to thank both Rahul, Jason, and the SCDPM experts on the Microsoft Techical Account Services team for providing excellent resources and for opening my eyes to how fantastic SCDPM2007 was and then again congratulations on a beautiful evolution to SCPDM 2010.  

    The idea to build this solution was based on the fact that we have been looking for a better way to do backups for at least a year and when I was introduced to SCDPM by the TAS team I thought yes this is pretty cool.  But as I looked further I started to ingest the kool-aid and in a few weeks time a vision of the better solution I was looking for emerged and the closer I looked at SCDPM the more excited I became.  We have a number of these units in the field in single and HA Pairs and I am happy to report that our Sentry has "saved the day" more than a couple of times.  

    Kudo's to the wonderful SCDPM at Microsoft for a landmark product not just in SCDPM but in the System Center Products in general and thank you for providing Enterprise Software at a pricing model that the smallest of business's can afford.  

    Scott

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