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You can use the Azure Backup service to help protect SQL Server instances running on an Azure VM.
Azure Backup now supports storage accounts that are secured with Azure Storage firewalls and virtual networks.
Recovery Services vault limit increased to 500 vaults per subscription per region.
You can now enable backup of virtual machines while creating them from the Azure portal.
Azure Backup now supports backup and restore of Azure virtual machines encrypted using Bitlocker Encryption Key(BEK) for managed or unmanaged disks.
Now you can use your Operations Management Suite (OMS) workspace and Azure Log Analytics to monitor backups across Recovery Services Vaults and Subscriptions.
Azure Backup is now available in Azure France.
Azure Backup now supports backup of large disks and a set of backup and restore improvements based on a new VM backup stack.
You can back up file shares automatically based on policy and restore instantly to a point in time by using the Azure portal.
We're excited to announce the general availability of application consistent backup for Linux VMs running in Azure by using Azure Backup.
You can use your OMS workspace and Log Analytics to monitor Azure backups across Recovery Services vaults and subscriptions.
Azure Backup provides the capability to back up a virtual machine while you're creating the VM in the Azure portal.
Azure Backup supports backup and restore of virtual machines that have managed or unmanaged disks encrypted through BEK or through a combination of BEK and KEK.
Enabling Storage Service Encryption at rest for all new data coming to Azure Backup from on-premises and in cloud.
Azure Backup has expanded its service to cover all Azure Government regions.
Instant recovery of files from Azure VM backups is generally available.
Azure Backup is now available in Korea. It's a service that you can use to back up (or protect) and restore your data in the Microsoft Cloud.
Azure Backup reports through Power BI provide the ability to gauge backup health, view restore trends, and understand storage usage patterns across subscriptions and across vaults.
Customers will now be able to to perform comprehensive, secure, and reliable Windows Server recoveries. We Will be extending the data backup capabilities of the Azure Backup agent so that it will now integrate with the Windows Server Backup feature, available natively on every Windows Server.
Azure Backup has built-in protection against ransomware. Through enhanced security, notifications, and recoverability, Backup will provide strong mechanisms to guard against any attack on-premises or in Azure.