Storage, Backup, and Recovery

Gain peace of mind

Azure provides scalable, durable cloud storage, backup, and recovery solutions for any data, big and small. It works with the infrastructure you already have to cost-effectively enhance your business continuity strategy as well as provide storage required by your cloud applications including unstructured text or binary data such as video, audio and images.

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Available in eight regions worldwide, Azure Storage provides secure and reliable storage for your needs. Built with durability in mind, geo-replication provides redundancy of your data across regions to ensure access to your data in the event of a local disaster.


Azure Storage scales with you—so bring your data, big and small. With the global availability of Azure, you can choose where to keep your data and scale up or across data centers.


Azure provides cost-effective storage across the globe. Pay only for what you use, at a cost that is lower than many local, SAN or NAS storage solutions on-premises.

Hybrid cloud storage

Access frequently used data locally and tier less-used, backup, and archive data to the cloud using StorSimple and Azure. Your data is de-duplicated, compressed, and encrypted before sending. You can rapidly recover your data to a StorSimple device from virtually any location with an Internet connection.

"We needed to find a cost-effective new technology that could help us cope with the explosive data growth that we are experiencing." Cynthia Weaver AVP, Walbridge IT

Cloud-based data backups

Protect against data loss and corruption. Back up and recover data across the Windows Server operating system and Microsoft System Center with Azure Backup. Store and recover files, SQL Server database snapshots, and Hyper-V virtual machines in Azure using Azure Backup.

Automating data protection with Azure

SQL Server continuity strategy

Unlock new hybrid business continuity strategies like deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn primary databases on-premises and cloud-based secondary databases in Virtual Machines. In the event of an on-premises failure, use the cloud-based secondary databases to quickly restore images, helping reduce downtime and minimize data loss.

"Traditional high availability server for each point-of-sale station is just not an option. With Azure IaaS SQL Servers and Backup to Azure functionality this objective is now easy to reach" Vesa Tikkanen, Chief Technology Architect, Solteq PLC

Use Recovery Services to back up Windows Server

Quickly and easily automate backups of Windows Server files and data to the cloud

You can use Azure Recovery Services to automate server backups and orchestrate protection and recovery of private clouds. This tutorial walks you through the creation of a backup vault where you can back up files and data from your Windows Server instance into Azure.

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