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Solution architecture: Back up cloud applications and data to cloud

Back up data and applications running in Azure to another Azure location by using Azure Backup or a partner solution.

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

Option 1 - Use native Azur e Backup Option 2 - Use 3rdpartybackup apps Virtual Machines VPC/tenant R es t o r e Azure BackupState/Config Virtual Machines VPC/tenant R es t o r e AzureStore(blob) CommvaultSimpana A g e n t

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Azure Backup service runs on the cloud and holds the recovery points, enforces policies and enables you to manage data and application protection. You do not need to create or manage an Azure Blob storage account when using Azure Backup.

Blob Storage

Blob storage that partner solutions such as Commvault connect to for backing up data and applications. You need to create and manage Azure Blob storage when using partner solutions.


Commvault Simpana is an example of a partner solution to back up or archive your data and applications to Azure. This runs on a virtual machine on Azure.


An agent provided by the partner backup provider is installed on each virtual machine that needs to be backed up. It has access to data and applications running on the virtual machine and interacts with a virtual appliance such as Commvault Simpana hosted on Azure.

Related solution architectures

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 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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