Microsoft To Release Disk Based Recovery System

by CXOtoday Staff    Jul 11, 2005

Microsoft has announced its plans to release its first disk-based software solution designed to help companies reduce the time spent on data backup and recovery.

Data Protection Manager (DPM) is a data recovery solution, which will allow companies of all sizes to implement, deploy and use disk-based backup systems - especially those small and medium-sized businesses that consider tape backups too expensive, too complex to use or unaffordable.

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) allows organizations to back up their business-critical information onto hard disks, as opposed to expensive and difficult to manage tape systems.

DPM also allows end users to retrieve files on their own, right from the desktop, without the involvement of IT staff, leading to significant time and cost savings from the IT perspective, and increased control for users.

According to the company, in the first two months of the public beta program, DPM has already been distributed to more than 100,000 customers worldwide, including over 50,000 downloads.

The solution will be available at an estimated retail price of $950, which includes one server license and the management licenses to protect 3 file servers.