What is Azure Backup?

What is Azure Backup?

Azure Backup, an enabling technology of Availability on Demand, is a scalable solution that protects your application data with zero capital investment and minimal operating costs.

Save up to 80% with cloud backup

*Based on the Gartner study, published in February 2014, comparing TCO of cloud backup to tape backups.
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Power of backing up to Azure

Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense.

Protect your critical assets wherever they are

Your data and applications are everywhere—on servers, clients and in the cloud. Azure Backup can protect your critical applications, including SharePoint, Exchange, and SQL Server, files and folders, Windows servers, Windows clients, and Azure IaaS VMs.

Compelling alternative to tape

Due to business or compliance requirements, organizations are required to protect their data for years, and over time this data grows exponentially. Traditionally, tape has been used for long-term retention. Azure Backup provides a compelling alternative to tape with significant cost savings, shorter recovery times and up to 99 years of retention.

Secure and reliable

Your backup data is secure over the wire and at rest. The backup data is stored in geo-replicated storage which maintains 6 copies of your data across two Azure datacenters. With 99.9% service availability, Azure Backup provides an operational peace of mind.

Efficient and flexible

Azure Backup is efficient over the network and on your disk. Once the initial seeding is complete, only incremental changes are sent at a defined frequency. Inbuilt features such as compression, encryption, longer retention and bandwidth throttling helps boost IT efficiency.