A few months ago, Veeam released a free, full featured utility to quickly and securely transfer data from on-premises to Azure Virtual Machines without the need for a VPN, or a remote desktop connection.
Some of the features include:
- Secure file copy over HTTPS with built-in encryption (no VPN needed)
- Manual file copy to/from Azure VMs without the need to keep the UI open until the file copy completes
- Scheduled file copy jobs, such as nightly or weekly copies to/from Azure VMs
- A wizard-driven UI to transfer files in just a few clicks—with no scripting knowledge required
- No need to provide your Azure management credentials. Just a local administrator account on the virtual machine.