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Free MS Press ebook: Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud
Microsoft Press has released a new free ebook titled, Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud, written by Shreesh Dubey, Vijay Tandra Sistla, Shivam Garg, and Aashish Ramdas; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor.

This ebook is part of a series of specialized guides on System Center.  This book will help you optimize your System Center Data Protection Manager environment by focusing on best practices, design concepts, how-to procedures, and in-depth technical troubleshooting. 

The 112 page book is broken down into 11 chapters:

  • Data Protection Trends and Challenges
  • Overview of Hybrid Cloud Backup
  • Protecting Microsoft Workloads
  • Protecting Azure IaaS Workloads
  • Protecting Hyper-V VMs
  • VMware Private Cloud Protection
  • Protecting the Microsoft Cloud Platform System
  • Optimizing Backup Storage
  • Integration with System Center
  • Integration with Azure Backup
  • Protecting Azure IaaS Virtual Machines


If you are responsible for architecting and designing the backup strategy for your organization, especially if you're looking for ways to incorporate cloud backup into your business continuity scenarios, this book is for you. With the increasing trends in virtualization as well as the move to the pubic cloud, IT organizations are headed toward a world where data and applications run in on-premises private clouds as well as in the public cloud. This has key implications for data protection strategy, and it is important to choose the solution that provides the same level of data protection you have afforded so far while allowing you to harness the power of the public cloud.

We will cover how the Azure Backup service has evolved into a first-class platform-as-a-service (PaaS) service in Microsoft Azure that integrates with the on-premises enterprise class backup product, System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM), to provide a seamless hybrid cloud backup solution. Current backup products treat the cloud as a storage endpoint, which we see as a limited-use case for the public cloud. The approach we describe in this book allows you to exploit the full power of the public cloud and gives you the flexibility to manage your backups in a hybrid world.

We have made a steady set of investments in DPM over the last 18 months, and, as of this writing, we have released six update rollups, including customer hot fixes as well as new features in the areas of private cloud protection, storage optimization, and workload support. The last chapter focusses on the most recently released protection for infrastructure-as-a- service (IaaS) virtual machines, which went to preview release in March 2015 and is expected to be generally available by Q3 of calendar year 2015.

This book covers improvements added in DPM 2012 R2 as well as the integration with Microsoft Azure Backup service and assumes you have working knowledge of the DPM 2012 version.

Download the free book in one of the following formats:

Download the PDF (3.48 MB)

Download the EPUB file (4.63 MB)

Download the Mobi for Kindle file (10.3 MB) 

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015 7:00 AM by David Marshall
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