Solution architecture: Archive on-premises data to 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, 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 tier). StorSimple can be used to archive data from on-premises to 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 less frequently accessed, while a hot tier on Azure Blob storage is used to store data that’s frequently accessed.

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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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