DPM 2007 awarded “Product of the Year” for protecting Virtualized Environments


For folks that have heard about DPM’s protection capabilities around virtual servers, this will not come as a surprise — but today, DPM 2007 was awarded the Gold as a "Product of the Year" from SearchServerVirtualization.com.



SearchServerVirtualization.com announced the winners of its first annual Products of the Year awards, spanning four categories:

          • Virtualization Platforms
          • Hardware for Virtualization
          • Systems Management
          • Data Protection

Winners were selected from a pool of products announced and shipped in 2007, and were submitted by the vendors themselves, or users. The awards are based on the following criteria:

          • Ease of integration into existing environments
          • Functionality
          • Innovation
          • Manageability
          • Performance
          • Value


One of the key themes that we at Microsoft hear from customers as they embrace virtualization in their mainstream business processes is that they do not want different tools for managing their virtual infrastructure than what they use for managing their physical infrastructure. 

That is one the core strengths from the Microsoft System Center family of management products – we manage your virtual servers the same way as your physical:SysCenter_bL

  • Operations Manager for monitoring virtual and physical servers
  • Configuration Manager for deployment virtual and physical servers
  • Data Protection Manager for backup & recovering virtual and physical servers
  • Virtual Machine Manager for deploying virtual machines

With DPM 2007, you can protect your Virtual Server hosts with the same technology that you protect your SharePoint farm, your Exchange storage group or your SQL Server databases.

A sincere "thank you" to the staff and readers at Tech Target for the award.

Congratulations to the DPM product team and our thanks to the Windows Virtualization teams for helping us deliver a great solution for protecting virtual environments.

And … if you want to find out more about how DPM can protect your virtualized environment, check out:

webcast on "How to protect your Virtual environment with DPM 2007"

whitepaper on "Protecting Virtual Environments with DPM 2007"

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