*Based on the Gartner study, published in February 2014, comparing TCO of cloud backup to tape backups)
Availability on Demand protects and extends your datacenter, and is powered by Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery. Azure Backup is a scalable solution that protects your application data with zero capital investment and minimal operating costs. Azure Backup can retain your data for up to 99 years to meet regulatory requirements. Site Recovery’s powerful replication capabilities work with Azure Backup to extend your datacenter, and enables Disaster Recovery, DevTesting, Reporting/Analytics, Migrating applications to Azure, and Cloud Bursting.
Your data and applications are everywhere- on Servers, Clients and in the Cloud. Azure Backup can protect your critical applications including SharePoint, Exchange & SQL; Files and Folders, Windows Servers, Windows Clients and Azure IaaS VMs.
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. Azure Backup provides a compelling alternative to tape with significant cost savings, shorter recovery times and up to 99 years of retention.
Your backup data is secure over the wire and at rest. The backup data is stored in geo-replicated storage which maintains 6 copies of your data across two Azure datacenters. With 99.9% service availability, Azure Backup provides an operational peace of mind.
Azure 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. Inbuilt features such as compression, encryption, longer retention and bandwidth throttling helps boost IT efficiency.