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August 2022

1 Aug

Azure StorSimple 8000/1200 series will no longer be supported starting 31st December 2022

Target retirement date: December 31, 2022

Updated announcement for Azure StorSimple 8000/1200 series end of life.

  • StorSimple
  • Retirements

July 2022

21 Jul

Public preview: Enhanced experience to opt in to improved backup alerting

IN PREVIEW

Move to Azure Monitor based alerts for Azure Backup with just a few clicks.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
6 Jul

General availability: Azure Archive Storage now available in South Africa North

NOW AVAILABLE

Reduce spending by storing rarely accessed data to Azure Archive Storage, now in new regions.

  • Archive Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
4 Jul

Limited preview: Smart tiering to vault-archive tier for Azure Backup

IN PREVIEW

You can now configure your backup policy to move all your eligible and recommended recovery points to vault-archive tier for Azure Virtual Machines, SQL Server/SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machines.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features

June 2022

30 Jun

Generally available: Azure Backup multi-user authorization for recovery services vaults

NOW AVAILABLE

Multi-user authorization for Backup provides enhanced protection for your backup data in recovery services vaults against unauthorized critical operations.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Services
  • Security
  • Features
9 Jun

General availability: Feature general availability and feature expansion of regional availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Various Azure NetApp Files features have reached general availability and regional coverage has been expanded for Azure NetApp Files cross-region replication.

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Pricing & Offerings

May 2022

24 May

General availability: Azure Backup supports backup of Write Accelerator enabled disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2022

Azure Virtual Machine backup protects Write Accelerator enabled disks

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Management
19 May

General availability: Azure Backup support for trusted launch Azure Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2022

Configure backup of your trusted launch Azure Virtual Machines through enhanced policy

  • Azure Backup
  • Management

April 2022

18 Apr

General availability: Azure Archive Storage now available in Switzerland North

NOW AVAILABLE

Reduce spending by storing cold data to Azure Archive Storage, now in new regions.

  • Archive Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
7 Apr

General availability: Azure Backup now supports vault-archive tier for Azure VMs

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now provides the capability to move long term retention (LTR) recovery points to low-cost archive tier for Azure Virtual Machines.

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Features
6 Apr

Public preview: Azure Backup supports metrics and metric alerts for Azure Blobs

IN PREVIEW

You can now monitor the restore job health of your backed up blobs via Azure Monitor metrics and write custom alert rules on these metrics.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management

March 2022

1 Mar

Generally available: Azure Backup protects Azure Files snapshots via lease feature integration

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup now acquires a lease on the snapshots taken by scheduled/on-demand backup jobs.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features

February 2022

24 Feb

Generally available: Utilise multiple backups per day for Azure Files in Azure Backup

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2022

The feature that allows you to configure multiple backups per day for Azure Files via backup policy is now generally available.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Files
  • Features
7 Feb

Private preview: AKS cluster persistent volume backup

IN PREVIEW

AKS persistent volume backup provides backup and restore ability for the persistent volumes of your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Management
  • Open Source
  • Features
2 Feb

Generally available: Azure PostgreSQL backup with long term retention

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup and Azure Database Services bring to you a new backup solution for your PostgreSQL servers that retains backups for up to 10 years.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Services
  • Features

January 2022

24 Jan

Generally available: Azure Backup releases new updates for hybrid backups

NOW AVAILABLE

The new enhancements released for the security of hybrid backups enable you to integrate with MUA, protect against accidental deletion and avoid data loss in soft delete state.

  • Azure Backup
  • Security
  • Features
10 Jan

Azure Backup - Automation updates - 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

Summary of key automation updates for Azure Backup in 2021

  • Azure Backup
  • Management

December 2021

7 Dec

Public preview availability of Virtual Machine restore points

IN PREVIEW

Take multi-disk consistent point in time snapshots of all the disks attached to a VM for backup and disaster recovery purposes.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Managed Disks
  • Snapshot Execution
  • Services
  • Features

November 2021

30 Nov

Public preview: Azure NetApp Files application volume group for SAP HANA

IN PREVIEW

With Azure NetApp Files application volume group (AVG) for SAP HANA, you are able to deploy all volumes required to install and operate an SAP HANA system according to best practices.

  • Azure NetApp Files
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
16 Nov

General availability: NFSv4.1 support on Azure Files

NOW AVAILABLE

With NFS (Network File Share) on Azure Files, you can now deploy fully managed, POSIX compliant, distributed NFS file shares in your production environments for a wide variety of workloads. 

  • Premium Files Storage
  • Storage Accounts
  • Services
  • Features

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