(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Backup – Not just for on-premises anymore


Today’s (Cloud) Tip… Azure Backup - Not just for on-premises anymore

Protect your Windows and Linux Azure IaaS virtual machines with Azure Backup.  Last month we announced the ability to backup all of your Azure IaaS VMs from the cloud to the cloud without hassle.

Some of the features of this new service include:

  1. Application-consistent backup of virtual machines Backup with no impact to production workloads
    • No shut down of VM required
    • Application level consistency for Windows OSes
    • File system level consistency for Linux OSes
  1. Fabric level backup Unlimited scalability, with no customer resources required for backup
    • Agentless backup of multiple VMs at the same time
    • Single, central management interface through the Azure portal
    • Detailed Jobs view for tracking progress and success/failure
  1. Policy-driven backup and retention Configuration of scheduled backup
    • On-demand backup
    • Automatic management of recovery points within Azure Backup vault
    • Retain backup data in Azure Backup vault even if the original VM is deleted

Get started protecting your IaaS VMs here.  Azure Backup for IaaS is still in Preview so be sure to ask your questions on the Backup Forum.


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