System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2012 – Beta now available

Microsoft has announced the beta release of Data Protection Manager 2012, with the latest and greatest System Center data protection capabilities.

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.

What’s new in DPM 2012 beta:
Provides centralized management
– Centralized monitoring
– Centralized troubleshooting
– Push to resume backups
– Manage DPM 2010 and DPM 2012 from the same console
– Media co-location

Fits existing environment
– Integration into existing ticketing systems, workflows and team structures.
– Enterprise scale, Fault tolerance & Reliability.
– Generic data source protection
– All common Operations Manager 2007 R2 deployment configurations supported

Helps reduce management costs
– Remote administration, corrective actions and recovery
– Certificate based protection
– Prioritize issues with SLA based Alerting, consolidation of alerts and alert categorization
– Role based administration
– Support for item level recovery, even when DPM is in a VM

Important: It is not recommendded to deploy this Beta into Production. This Beta is not supported by Customer Services and Support (CSS). For questions, visit the DPM 2012 Beta Forum.

System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 - BETA

Note: To use DPM 2010 servers with this beta, download the Interoperability hotfix here.

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