What is Azure Backup?
Azure Backup provides the ability to back up and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud. This Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) provides a reliable, secure and cost-effective cloud-based alternative to existing on-premise and off-site backup solutions.
It delivers strong protection for customer data wherever it resides – in enterprise datacentres, offices, or the public cloud. Azure Backup, in a seamless portal experience with Azure Site Recovery, provides cost-efficiency and minimal maintenance, consistent tools for offsite backups and operational recovery and unified application availability and data protection.
- Unified solution to help protect data on-premise and in the cloud
- 99.9% availability SLA
- Reliable offsite backup target
- Efficient incremental backups
- Highly secure – data is encrypted in transit and at rest
- Geo-replicated backup store
Benefits of Azure Backup
Manage your Security, Business Continuity and Compliance with Azure Backup
Guard against attacks including Malware, Ransomware and Intrusion through data encryption and authentication.
Minimise disruption to your operations by restoring from available, secure backups.
Address industry compliance standards, meet your GDPR obligations or fulfil your SLA requirements effectively and securely.
Help protect your critical assets wherever they are
Your data and applications can be stored in multiple locations, including on servers and clients and in the cloud. Azure Backup helps 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
Organisations are required to protect and maintain their data for years as a result of business or compliance requirements. Over time, the volume of data grows rapidly. Tape has traditionally been used for long-term data retention. With benefits including significant cost savings, shorter recovery times and up to 99 years of retention, Azure Backup provides a compelling alternative to tape.
Highly-secure and reliable backup as a service
With Azure Backup, your data is extremely secure over the wire and at rest. The backup data is stored in geo-replicated storage, which maintains six copies of your data across two Azure datacentres. With a 99.9% availability SLA, Azure Backup gives you operational peace of mind.
Efficient and flexible online backup services
Azure Backup is efficient over the network and on your disk. Once the initial seeding has been completed, only incremental changes are sent at a defined frequency. Built-in features including compression, encryption, longer retention and bandwidth throttling, help boost IT efficiency.
Azure Site Recovery coordinates virtual machine and physical server replication, failover and failback. Learn more.