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Solution architecture: Archive on-premises data in the cloud

Archive your on-premises data to Azure Blob Storage.

This solution is built on the Azure-managed services: StorSimple and Blob Storage. These services run in a high-availability environment that is patched and supported, allowing you to focus on your solution instead of the environment they run in.

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Veeam availability suite hosted on premises running on a virtual machine or physical machine.


Azure StorSimple appliance running on premises that can tier data to Azure Blob Storage (both hot and cool tiers). StorSimple can be used to archive on-premises data on Azure.


Veeam Cloud Connect hosted on Azure and running on a virtual machine.

Blob Storage

A cool tier on Azure Blob Storage is used to back up data that's accessed less frequently, while a hot tier on Azure Blob Storage is used to store data that's accessed frequently.

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on-premises Option 1 - Use native Azure Backup Option 2 - Use 3rd party backup apps on-premises Virtual Machines Virtual Machines Azure Backup Server Virtual Machines Virtual Machines Azure Storage(blob) Azure Backup Commvault Simpana App/Item level restore Internet VCC for Enterprise or App/Item level restore Internet

Back up on-premises applications and data to the cloud

Back up data and applications from an on-premises system to Azure using Azure Backup or a partner solution. An Internet connection to Azure is used to connect to Azure Backup or Azure Blob Storage. Azure Backup Server can write backups directly to Azure Backup. Alternatively, a partner solution such as Commvault Simpana or Veeam Availability Suite, hosted on premises, can write backups to Blob Storage directly or via a cloud endpoint such as Veeam Cloud Connect.

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