DPM 2010 and SCE 2010 RTM

Today we announced the RTM release of Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 and System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010.  If you are unfamiliar with these products – DPM is our enterprise backup solution, while SCE is a “all in one” management solution for mid-sized organizations.

Both of these release bring new functionality that is of particular interest to Hyper-V users.

Data Protection Manager 2010 adds a bunch of new backup scenarios that are now supported with Hyper-V.  Two that stand out particularly are:

  • Support for backing up virtual machines that are stored on a cluster shared volume
  • Support for restoring individual files from inside virtual machines that were backed up at the management partition level.

While System Center Essentials 2010 adds the ability to manage Hyper-V to its existing set of functionality.

You can read more about these releases on their respective product pages: