Data Protection Manager

System Center software that enables network backup to tape- and disk-based storage, including direct-attached and storage area network drives, and can be used with off-site storage in Azure.

Data Protection Manager

System Center software that enables network backup to tape- and disk-based storage, including direct-attached and storage area network drives, and can be used with off-site storage in Azure.

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System Center 2019 UR4 brings new guest OS support and few new features, but System Center 2022 is still needed for managing newer host OS versions from Microsoft and VMware.

This illustration shows support milestones for the System Center suite of software.

System Center 2022, now generally available, brings support for recent Microsoft OSs and promises additional hybrid capabilities in the future.

Update Rollout 2 for System Center 2019 was released on Aug. 4, 2020, and includes bug fixes and improvements to most components.

The first update for System Center 2019 was released on Feb 4. 2020, and includes bug fixes and improvements to most components.

Azure Backup is a hosted service with basic capabilities and cloud storage, but organizations with complex server and VM backup needs will want to deploy some on-premises infrastructure

Data Protection Manager 2016 provides significant improvements for backing up Hyper-V virtual machines

Customers can use on-premises Microsoft products and Azure services and technologies to back up data to the cloud to lower costs, protect against unwanted data removal, and insure against disasters

Data Protection Manager 2016 will provide significant improvements for backing up Hyper-V virtual machines

Data Protection Manager 2006 has left Extended support, and customers should immediately migrate to other on-premises versions or to equivalent Azure services