General availability: Azure Backup can protect IaaS VMs running on Windows or Linux
Azure Backup performs online backups of Azure IaaS virtual machines (VMs) running on Windows and Linux, and restores them as needed. You can use Windows PowerShell to back up and restore, to monitor jobs, to get job-failure alerts, and to generate reports. You can also retain copies of your applications and data for years to meet regulatory requirements. In addition to helping protect IaaS VMs, Backup can help secure corporate laptops and datacenters. Backup also helps protect your Windows client data plus your shared files and folders. Through first-class integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, Backup can help protect Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V VMs, and other application data.