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Microsoft releases beta of Data Protection Server

Antony Savvas

Microsoft has released a public beta of its Data Protection Server (DPS) and has changed its name to “Systems Centre Data Protection Manager”, or just “DPM”.

DPM is a server software application that provides optimised disc-based back-up and recovery. The software is designed to simplify and strengthen an organisation’s back-up strategy and provide rapid and reliable data recovery, said Microsoft.

Microsoft said a typical file recovery from tape takes hours and can be costly. The typical mid-size data centre may have 10 to 20 or more recoveries per month.

DPM enables the same recoveries in minutes, saving money for the business and time for IT administrators. Additionally, faster data recovery keeps employees productive because they spend less downtime waiting for their files to be recovered, said Microsoft.

The Systems Centre Data Protection Manager public beta is now available from:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/dpm/download/default.mspx


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