Microsoft Azure Backup
What is Microsoft Azure Cloud Backup?
- Azure Cloud Backup is the service that you use to backup and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud.
- It replaces your existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a cloud-based solution that is reliable, secure, and cost-competitive. It also helps protect assets that run in the cloud.
- Azure Backup provides recovery services built on a world-class infrastructure that is scalable, durable, and highly available.
Protect your critical assets wherever they are
- Your data and applications are everywhere—on servers, clients, and in the cloud.
- Backup can protect your critical applications, including SharePoint, Exchange, and SQL Server; files and folders; Windows servers and clients; and Azure infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) virtual machines.
Compelling cloud-based backup alternative to tape
- Due to business or compliance requirements, organizations are required to protect their data for years, and over time this data grows exponentially.
- Traditionally, tape has been used for long-term retention. Backup provides a compelling alternative to tape with significant cost savings, shorter recovery times, and up to 99 years of retention.
Efficient and flexible online backup services
- Backup is efficient over the network and on your disk. Once the initial seeding is complete, only incremental changes are sent at a defined frequency
- Built-in features, such as compression, encryption, longer retention, and bandwidth throttling, help boost IT efficiency.
Secure and reliable backup as a service
- Your backup data is secure over the wire and at rest. The backup data is stored in a geo-replicated storage which maintains 6 copies of your data across two Azure datacenters.
- With 99.9% service availability, Backup provides operational peace of mind.
Using vault credentials to authenticate with the Azure Backup service
- A short video following the steps for using vault credentials to authenticate with the Azure Backup service.
Download, install and register the Azure Backup agent
- A short video following the steps for downloading, installing and registering the Azure Backup agent on to Windows Server and client machines.
Backup and restore from a Windows server or client machine
- A short video showing the steps for backup and restore from a Windows server or Windows client machine.
How does Azure Backup differ from Azure Site Recovery?
- Many customers confuse backup recovery and disaster recovery. Both capture data and provide restore semantics, but their core value propositions are different.Azure Backup backs up data on-premises and in the cloud.
- Azure Site Recovery coordinates virtual machine and physical server replication, failover, and failback.
- Both services are important because your disaster recovery solution needs to keep your data safe and recoverable (Backup) and keep your workloads available and accessible (Site Recovery) when outages occur.