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:
- Data Protection Manager – http://www.microsoft.com/dpm
- System Center Essentials – http://www.microsoft.com/sce