Considering Microsoft Azure for Data Backup: Microsoft Azure has gained momentum over the last five years, providing cloud services at scale for businesses. Azure Backup is a backup-as-a-service (BaaS) solution integrated into its public cloud services to businesses. It allows you to back up vital business data and customize your service to deal with a variety of operational events. Azure can back up local files and folders, as well as SharePoint, Exchange, and SQL server data.
Before you decide to move to Azure Backup, certain considerations have to be addressed. This includes assessing your storage and recovery requirements, selecting components for backup, choosing resources while keeping an eye on pricing, and understanding how backup and recovery processes will be implemented.
Azure’s backup solution is quite similar to its counterparts in other public cloud domains. However, certain benefits are more specific to Azure. Let us look at which are the more prominent key factors that businesses should look at before they go ahead with Azure Backup.
Azure Backup is the Azure-based service you can use to back up (or protect) and restore your data. Azure Backup allows you to back up the data for on-premises physical servers, virtualized workloads, data and all of your critical business applications.
Azure Backup is simple because it can easily deployed on top of your existing infrastructure. Azure Backup is cost-effective and less complex than other cloud backup solutions while keeping your data safe from ransomware and human errors.
Restore data with application consistency using VSS snapshot (Windows) and fsfreeze (Linux).
Encrypt data and keep it for extended periods, even after legitimate deletion, through multi factor authentication.
Manage resources and activity from the Azure central backup management portal.
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