System Center Data Protection Manager is a backup solution that Microsoft has designed from the ground up to provide application level backup for Exchange, File, SQL and SharePoint and other VSS aware workloads and hypervisor aware backups for both VMware and Hyper-V.
To provide disk-based data protection, the DPM server creates and maintains a replica, or copy, of the data that is on protected servers. The replicas are stored in the storage pool which consists of a set of disks on the DPM server, or on a custom volume. The following illustration shows the basic relationship between a protected volume and its replica.
Whether you are protecting file data or application data, protection begins with the creation of the replica of the data source.
Integrating with capabilities in Azure backup services, Data Protection Manager is designed to provide fast local backup using resilient change tracking in conjunction with offsite long-term backup in Azure for up to 99 years.