Data Protection Manager 2007 RTMs
Microsoft on Wednesday announced the release to manufacturing of System Center
Data Protection Manager 2007, the company's disk and tape backup and recovery
server for Microsoft application and file servers.
New features since the DPM 2006 release include support for Exchange Server
2003 and 2007, including clustered configurations and restoration at the Exchange
database, storage group or mailbox level; support for SQL Server 2000 and 2005,
including mirrored clusters; and support for Microsoft SharePoint, both MOSS
2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
While Microsoft won't say how much business it's done on DPM 2006, Gartner
sized the backup and recovery market for Windows Systems at about $1.5 billion
in 2005. According to a Microsoft FAQ on the new release, "We entered this
market both for revenue opportunity and for strategic reasons relating to customer
satisfaction with current third party data protection offerings for the Windows
Server System family and for Microsoft Applications."
Posted by Scott Bekker on October 18, 2007 at 11:57 AM