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Azure Offline Backup with Azure Data Box now in preview

18 February, 2020

An ever-increasing number of enterprises, even as they adopt a hybrid IT strategy, continue to retain mission-critical data on-premises, and look towards the public cloud as an effective offsite for their backups. Azure Backup—Azure’s built-in data-protection solution, provides a simple, secure and cost-effective mechanism to backup these data-assets over the network to Azure, while eliminating on-premises backup infrastructure.

Senior Program Manager, Azure Backup
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MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on Azure Site Recovery

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Today’s Q&A post covers an interview between Siddharth Deekshit, Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Site Recovery engineering and Quentin Drion, IT Director of Infrastructure and Operations, MSC. MSC is a global shipping and logistics business, our conversation focused on their organization’s journey with Azure Site Recovery (ASR).

Program Manager II, Azure Site Recovery

Azure Data Explorer and Stream Analytics for anomaly detection

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Anomaly detection plays a vital role in many industries across the globe, such as fraud detection for the financial industry, health monitoring in hospitals, fault detection and operating environment monitoring in the manufacturing, oil and gas, utility, transportation, aviation, and automotive industries.

Principal Cloud Solution Architect

New Azure blueprint for CIS Benchmark

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

We’ve released our newest Azure blueprint that maps to another key industry standard, Center for Internet Security (CIS) Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark. This follows last week’s announcement of our Azure blueprint for FedRAMP moderate and adds to the growing list of Azure blueprints for regulatory compliance, which now includes ISO 27001, NIST SP 800-53, PCI-DSS, UK OFFICIAL, UK NHS, and IRS 1075.

Senior Program Manager

Turning to a new chapter of Windows Server innovation

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Today, on January 14, 2020, as Windows Server 2008 /R2 reaches its end of support, we’re beginning a new chapter of innovation in Windows Server technologies that enable our customers to modernize their IT, both in the cloud and on-premises. If you are running business-critical workloads on this popular operating system we recommend that you take the necessary steps to protect these workloads.

Director, Windows Server and Azure Product Marketing

Azure is now certified for the ISO/IEC 27701 privacy standard

Monday, 13 January 2020

We are pleased to share that Azure is the first major US cloud provider to achieve certification as a data processor for the new international standard ISO/IEC 27701 Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). The PIMS certification demonstrates that Azure provides a comprehensive set of management and operational controls that can help your organization demonstrate compliance with privacy laws and regulations.

Senior Compliance Manager, Azure Trust and Compliance

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