In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Dan Stolts provides us with step-by-step instructions for leveraging Microsoft Azure Backup to protect servers against data loss and corruption in our Hybrid Cloud by enabling cloud-based offsite backup.
From Dan's article: "Azure Backup encrypts and protects your backups in offsite cloud storage with Microsoft Azure, adding a layer of protection in case data loss or disaster impacts your servers. It can integrate with the backup tools in Windows Server or System Center Data Protection Manager, and you can manage cloud backups from these familiar tools to configure, monitor, and recover backups across local disk and cloud storage with ease. Data stored in Azure Backup is geo-replicated among Microsoft Azure data centers, for additional protection. Your data is encrypted before it leaves your on-premises data center, and it remains encrypted in Microsoft Azure – only you have the key. Incremental backups provide multiple versions of data for point-in-time recovery, and you can recover just what you need with file-level recovery."