What is Azure Backup?
Azure Backup is a simple and cost-effective backup as a service (BaaS) solution, that gives you trusted tools on-premises with rich and powerful tools in the cloud. It delivers strong protection for customer data wherever it resides—in your enterprise data center, remote and branch offices, or the public cloud—while being sensitive to the unique requirements these scenarios pose. Azure Backup, in a seamless portal experience with Azure Site Recovery, gives you cost-efficiency and minimal maintenance, consistent tools for offsite backups and operational recovery, and unified application availability and data protection.
Help protect your critical assets wherever they are
Your data and applications are everywhere—on servers, clients, and in the cloud. Backup can help protect your critical applications, including SharePoint, Exchange, and SQL Server; files and folders; Windows servers and clients; and Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) virtual machines.
Compelling cloud-based backup alternative to tape
Due to business or compliance requirements, organizations are required to protect their data for years, and over time the data grows exponentially. Traditionally, tape has been used for long-term retention. Backup gives you a compelling alternative to tape with significant cost savings, shorter recovery times, and up to 99 years of retention.
Highly-secure and reliable backup as a service
Your backup data is highly secure over the wire and at rest. The backup data is stored in geo-replicated storage, which maintains six copies of your data across two Azure datacenters. With 99.9% service availability, Backup gives you operational peace of mind.
Efficient and flexible online backup services
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. Built-in features, such as compression, encryption, longer retention, and bandwidth throttling, help boost IT efficiency.