Microsoft’s Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1 provides support to physical/virtual environments, cloud capabilities and more

The holiday came early for some last month with the delivery of Service Pack 1 for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) available for download.  This release delivers multiple enhancements to the Microsoft System Center portfolio of management products fulfilling the key backup and recovery role by providing data protection and disaster recovery for physical and virtual workloads.  This in turn helps customers experience a higher level of business continuity and more optimized IT infrastructure.  Florida-based Integrated Community Oncology Network (ICON) has a total of 40 servers are backed up with DPM 2007, including 6 physical servers and an additional 34 running in a Hyper-V/Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 environment.


Microsoft has also formed a relationship with Iron Mountain, so that DPM 2007 SP1 customers can protect their data with Microsoft’s solution on-site, and then replicate the DPM data to a secure Iron Mountain datacenter for off-site protection.  This opens up some powerful retention and compliance scenarios, while still providing Microsoft customers with an integrated UI within DPM 2007.  More information in can be found at the press release.


DPM customers also receive added benefits if they purchase SMSE licenses between December 1st 2008 and June 30th 2009.  See here for information on the sales promotion.


For more information on this news and feature updates, please check out DPM blog to hear from Bala, Hari, ICON and Convergent Computing.


Other resources:

TechNet Webcast: What Is New in Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1

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