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Today, we’re happy to announce the beta release of Data Protection Manager 2012, with the latest and greatest System Center data protection capabilities. In its fourth generation, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 builds on a legacy of providing unified data protection for Windows servers and clients as a best-of-breed backup & recovery solution from Microsoft, for Windows environments. As a key component of System Center 2012, DPM provides critical data protection and supports restore scenarios from disk, tape and cloud -- in a scalable, manageable and cost-effective way.
So what have customers been asking for since this last release to help us drive even greater value in Data Protection Manager 2012? Probably the biggest request was for a single console for the datacenter that reduces management costs and can fit into the existing environment. To support the increasing need to protect highly-virtualized and private cloud environments, we’ve enabled Hyper-V Item Level Recovery even when DPM is running inside a virtual machine.
Here’s a more detailed list of what’s new
Provides centralized management
Fits existing environment
Helps reduce management costs
The System Center team will be hosting a series of online meetings highlighting features and functionality for Data Protection Manager 2012 through the existing Community Evaluation Programs.
Throughout the CEP sessions, you will be taken on a guided tour of the Data Protection Manager 2012 Beta, with presentations from the Product Group and guidance on how to evaluate the different features. This is your chance to engage directly with the team!
For more product information, refer to the Data Protection Manager 2012 beta web page
Thanks for reading!
David Mills, Senior Product Manager
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Sounds good, especially the SLA based alerting. Just hope the monitoring and troubleshooting includes improvements in the level of detail you can view. While I like DPM 2010 in general, the difficulty of doing simple things like seeing exactly when a particular backup ran is frustrating.
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