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Monthly archives: October 2014

Announcing Support for Backup of Windows Server 2008 with Azure Backup

06 October 2014

Update December 12, 2019: The Windows 2008 operating system is no longer supported by Azure Backup. For the most recent information please see our support matrix for Azure Backup. Based on the overwhelming ask to support for Windows Server 2008, we are excited to announce that Azure Backup now extends the service to protect Windows Server 2008 64-bit operating systems as well.

Program Manager, Cloud + Enterprise

Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery is now GA

02 October 2014

Azure Site Recovery can consistently replicate, protect, and seamlessly failover virtual machines directly to Microsoft Azure. With automated protection, continuous health monitoring, one-click orchestration, and recovery in Azure, ASR is an integral part of Microsoft’s strategy to provide hybrid cloud business continuity solutions for any customer.

Principal PM Manager, Azure Compute

SQL Server AlwaysOn and ILB

01 October 2014

Internal load balancing (ILB) for Azure services was previewed in May 2014 and went into General Availability in July. Today, we are excited to bring both these technologies together; SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups can now be run with ILB. Availability Group is SQL Server’s flagship solution for high availability and disaster recovery.

Senior Program Manager, Networking