I’ve pinched this straight from the release documentation, so apologies for that. I’ll weigh in with my opinions once I’ve pulled it down and played with it, which, up to now, I haven’t had the chance to do. Key thing for me in this release is that it provides backup capability for Hyper-V VMs sat on Cluster Shared Volumes.
DPM 2010 Beta builds on the success of DPM 2007 as the Microsoft backup and recovery solution for Windows customers in four significant areas:
1. Continuous data protection of Windows application and file servers to seamlessly integrated disk, tape, and cloud—with support for a growing list of Microsoft technologies, such as:
Along with new workloads and support of the latest generation of Microsoft application servers, these platforms are gaining several new protection and recovery capabilities. Some enhancement examples include:
2. Robust and flexible protection and recovery for the following Microsoft virtualization environments:
3. Industry-leading Windows client protection:
4. Scalability, reliability, and manageability:
This list is a partial representation of the full feature set planned for DPM 2010. Test out it yourself by downloading DPM 2010 Beta.
There’s even more information to be found over at the DPM Blog.
Definitely worth a look if you’re thinking about a backup technology to protect CSV based VMs, among other things! Enjoy!