Microsoft Makes Inroads in Data Storage & Replication Market

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Monday, October 2, 2006

Microsoft introduced on Sept. 27 the public beta of its System Center Data Protection Manager version 2 at the Storage Decisions conference in New York.

It is built upon Microsoft’s DPM (Data Protection Manager) 2006 which is the Microsoft’s first storage software (released last October). System Center Data Protection Manager version 2 will enable customers to back up and protect their Microsoft applications.

DPM 2006 v2 aims to bring real-time replication and CDP (continuous data protection) technology to mainstream businesses, a Microsoft spokesperson said.

The new software centralizes backup for branch offices and broadens what is being protected, as well as how that backup/recovery occurs, said Jason Buffington, a Microsoft storage marketing manager.

DPM 2006 v2 uses an integrated disk-to-disk-to-tape mechanism to support all applications running on Exchange Server, SQLServer and SharePoint Portal Server. Link

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