Backup and archive

Protect your data and applications no matter where they reside to avoid costly business interruptions or to meet compliance requirements. Securely extend your on-premises backup storage and data archiving solutions to the cloud, reducing cost and complexity whilst achieving efficiency and scalability.

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“Using Azure is cheaper than our previous backup solution – one quarter of the costs. The savings increase with every gigabyte of data we add.”

Chris Palmer, Solutions Architect, PCL Construction

Increase capacity, reduce costs

Keep pace with the exponential growth of your enterprise data whilst lowering deployment and management costs. With a low-cost, massively scalable, tiered backup storage solution in the cloud, you’ll reduce forecasting risks whilst transforming capital expenditure commitments to a pay-as-you-go cloud model.

Pantaenius
“Our IT employees no longer have to handle tapes daily, coordinate with the external storage company and pay for tape equipment maintenance, all of which equates to savings of EUR 30,000 to 40,000 annually.”

Daniel Platz, IT Manager

Create scalable backup storage solutions with Azure.
Simplify data archiving with Azure.

Get hassle-free backup and data archiving

Improve your organisation’s productivity by spending less time managing and maintaining your on-premises backup storage infrastructure and software. Simplify backup and data archiving with backup-as-a-service and hybrid storage solutions that easily restore data and applications from the cloud.

Vigilent IT
“I’ve spent 35 days out of the past 18 months on backup issues. Now, with the Operations Management Suite and Azure, I don’t spend nearly that amount of time. In the last two-and-a-half months, I have not spent more than ten minutes addressing backup issues.”

Stephane Budo, Solutions Architect

Rest assured that your compliance goals are met

Take advantage of policies designed to meet your business or regulatory compliance requirements. Benefit from the most comprehensive compliance portfolio available, get more than 99 years of retention for your backup data and pick any Azure region around the globe for your backup and archive location.

MassMutual Financial Group
“Microsoft Azure is the best option we have seen in the market – it attains a perfect balance between high performance and cost-effectiveness for us, helping us meet the regulatory compliancy law in an extremely short period of time. What they offer is not just a product, but a one-stop solution that gave us peace of mind.”

Daryl Cheng, Senior Vice President

Meet compliance requirements with Azure hybrid storage.
Keep remote backup storage close.

Keep remote and branch offices running smoothly

Move your backup storage to the cloud to save on infrastructure investments for remote and branch offices. Replace expensive intranets with low-cost Internet and archive data in your preferred Azure data centre region across the globe, so that your data is close to your branch office, maintaining enterprise-grade security for data in transit and at rest.

PCL Construction
“As a construction company, keeping our job sites running and field staff productive is the most important job. If there’s a disaster, we can use Data Protection Manager and Azure to recover quickly.”

Chris Palmer, Solutions Architect

Extend your backup and archive solution with your preferred partner

Find a vendor in the Azure Marketplace that addresses your specific business and compliance needs.

Solution architectures

Back up on-premises applications and data to the cloud A diagram showing the solution architecture to back up on-premises applications and data to the cloud, built on the Azure-managed services Backup Server, Backup and Blob storage. 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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