Azure Backup is the Azure-based service you can use to backup and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud. Azure Backup replaces your existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a cloud-based solution that is reliable, secure, and cost-competitive. Many cloud vendors offer some kind of backup service as it is a simple but important use case for every business.
Backing up your data to a cloud service like Microsoft Azure has a few advantages over traditional on-premise backup solutions which include:
When you taking backing at your on-premises, you solely maintain the Storage capacity to provide additional if Production data grows more. But Cloud backups solve this storage capacity problem which provides unlimited storage capacity for clients.
Cloud backups work on a pay per use subscription model which has a very low barrier to entry. But in case of on-premises, we have to put the huge upfront cost to procure the hardware, software…etc
Cloud backup solutions are simple to deploy if we compare these to traditional on-premise backup solutions. Traditional backup solutions require the installation and configuration of hardware, software, and storage which takes time, effort, and specialist skill.
With Cloud backups, there are no long-term contracts and no investments in hardware, software, and storage.
Cloud backups ease the management burden of administering data protection solutions. Also, cloud backup solutions give you the option to safely test restores in an off-production environment that limits the impact on your operations.
6. Security and Availability
To make sure your data is secure and always available, Azure backup stores three copies of your data in three different locations in the primary Azure data center, and another three copies in an alternative remote Azure data center. In addition, your data is encrypted before it leaves the source, in transit, and at rest in the Azure backup vault.
7. Simple to Setup with Full SLA
Commissioning an ASR service and replicating your environment is a simple process involving three steps and, to ensure your business stays online and your data is protected, ASR is backed by a 99.9% uptime SLA and 24×7 support.
8. Backup VMs from Anywhere to Anywhere
With ASR you can orchestrate and automate the replication of your Azure virtual machines between Azure regions. You can also automate and replicate on-premises virtual machines and physical servers to Azure, and on-premises machines to a secondary data center via the ASR service.