Azure Backup

Simple and reliable cloud-integrated backup as a service

Customers using Azure Backup

What is Azure Backup?

Azure Backup is a simple and cost-effective backup-as-a-service solution that extends tried and trusted tools on premises with rich and powerful tools in the cloud. It delivers protection for customers’ data no matter where it resides – in the enterprise data centre, in remote and branch offices or in the public cloud – while being sensitive to the unique requirements that these scenarios pose. Azure Backup, now in a seamless portal experience with Azure Site Recovery, offers minimal maintenance and cost efficiency, consistent tools for off-site backups and operational recovery, and unified application availability and data protection.

Protect your critical assets wherever they are

Your data and applications are everywhere – on servers, clients and in the cloud. Backup can protect your critical applications, including SharePoint, Exchange and SQL Server; files and folders; Windows servers and clients; and Azure infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) virtual machines.

Azure Backup provides a compelling cloud-based backup software alternative to tape backups

Compelling cloud-based backup alternative to tape

Due to business or compliance requirements, organisations are required to protect their data for years, and over time this data grows exponentially. Traditionally, tape has been used for long-term retention. Backup provides a compelling alternative to tape with significant cost savings, shorter recovery times and up to 99 years of retention.

Secure and reliable online backup and data recovery – Backup as a Service

Secure and reliable backup as a service

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 data centres. With 99.9% service availability, Backup provides operational peace of mind.

Azure Backup is an efficient and flexible online backup service

Efficient and flexible online backup services

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. Built-in features such as compression, encryption, longer retention and bandwidth throttling help boost IT efficiency.

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