Backup

Protect your data with a cloud-based backup as a service

Keep your data in Azure and on-premises safe. Backup supports VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines running on Linux and Windows, as well as physical Windows Servers.

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Reduce unnecessary costs

As a pay-as-you-go service, Backup gives you the flexibility to pick and choose the data you want to protect, for as long as you want to protect it. Backup is designed to be cost effective whether you’re interested in short- or long-term retention. And, you can restore virtual machines or individual files and folders—in Azure or on-premises—as needed, for free.

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Deploys easily

Use Backup in Azure and on-premises, and with Windows, Linux, VMware, and Hyper-V. Backup automatically detects your on-premises VMware virtual machines and connects them to Azure. Three clicks and your Azure VMs are backed up. Since all your backup information is in a central dashboard, you can quickly decide what you need to restore if you unexpectedly lose data. And with just a few clicks, you’ll be able to export Power BI reports about your backups—making compliance easy.

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Protects against ransomware

Set up limited access control so only your authorized users can perform critical backup operations. You’ll get a notification if Backup detects any suspicious activity—before your data is compromised. Any unauthorized deletions of your backups will be kept for days, to give you time to secure your environment and start the recovery process.

Explore the infographic on how to protect your data in Azure and on-premises from ransomware attacks

Russell Reynolds Associates

"We don't have to worry about managing space on expensive, purpose-built backup storage systems. We have no tape costs, management costs, nothing. Backup is dramatically cheaper with Azure."

Sean DeLessio, Lead Engineer, Distributed Infrastructure Team

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