Backup Center is now generally available
Published date: 02 March, 2021
Azure Backup provides data protection capabilities for business-critical workloads in a simple, secure and cost-effective manner. Backup Center, now generally available as a management plane for Azure Backup, enables centralized backup management for Azure VMs, SQL in Azure VMs, HANA in Azure VMs, and Azure Files. Additionally, Backup support for Azure Disks, Azure Blobs, and Azure Database for Postgre SQL servers is in public preview.
Backup Center provides you a single-entry point to monitor, operate, govern, and optimize data protection at scale. Customers can get an aggregated view of their inventory across subscriptions, locations, resource groups, vaults, and even tenants using Azure Lighthouse. The seamless integration with Azure Policy and newly added capabilities for tag based Azure Policies enable governance at scale and simplify tracking for compliance. Backup Center provides information on resources that are not yet configured for backup as well as resources that are deleted but have their backups being retained. Customers can also monitor jobs and filter them based on operation type.
Backup reports are also available within Backup Center for richer insights with new capabilities to schedule reports to be emailed at a desired frequency. Backup Center now also has community integration allowing customers to leverage scripts, policies and community resources.