We were recently informed that DPM 2007 has been named a finalist for 'Product of the Year' for eWeek Channel Insider ... in the Storage Management category.
There are some other cool finalists, but DPM is the only backup player in consideration this year. We think that DPM really changes the way that folks do backup, not only from a truly unified disk/tape perspective, but also because:
DPM comes from the original manufacturer of the workloads being protected (SQL, Exchange, SharePoint, Windows) instead of relying on third-party backup and/or replication products.
From an ease-of-use & cost-effectiveness perspective, we believe that DPM has brought advanced data protection to mainstream Windows users.
And we hope that we have empowered application owners to protect themselves within large enterprises, instead of relying on backup & storage experts who may not understand the intricacies of the applications.