Confident Recoverability for Microsoft Azure
Including logical separation, least privilege access and immutability for cloud resiliency.
Broad coverage of recovery options in and out of the cloud.
Improved service-level objectives across cloud and backup teams.
Logical separation of backup data from production accounts.
Least-privilege IAM and role-based access controls (RBAC).
Leverage Immutable Storage in Azure Blob to store data in a WORM state.
Across subscriptions, regions or even restore outside of Azure.*
Full instance or granular recovery, either in place or as new.
Wizard-driven, automated and self-service workflows.
Automated discovery and protection via native backups.
Backup lifecycling to object storage with cost calculations.
Operationally consistent management across hybrid- and multi-cloud* environments.
New Immutable Storage for Azure Blob
Performance and Efficiency Enhancements
Now Included in Veeam Community Edition!
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure is available as a virtual machine (VM) offer exclusively through the Azure Marketplace in both Free and BYOL editions.
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Centrally manage Azure backups with other cloud, virtual, physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments.
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10 Azure backup best practices, directly from two Microsoft MVPs!
Based on Microsoft’s Shared Responsibility Model, it’s the user’s responsibility to plan and implement a backup and recovery strategy for their Azure data. There are native services in place that allow you to back up Azure VMs, Azure SQL and Azure Files, and there are many vendors that offer agent-based approaches for both Azure backups and on-premises workloads. However, data protection in the cloud isn't always straightforward, so leveraging limited or legacy backup methods can present some challenges.
First, Azure VM snapshots are not real backups, and therefore cannot be leveraged for long-term data retention and recovery. Aged snapshots are also costly when they’re kept in Azure for longer than a few days. Manual scripting to automate native Azure VM snapshots can also quickly become complex, especially in large environments.
Secondly, an agent-based approach for Azure backup is not the best option either, since agents require resource-intensive deployment, are hard to scale appropriately and take up additional VM space.
Whenever you use a cloud-native backup solution like Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, an image-based backup is created automatically from native Azure VM snapshots that are based on your chosen backup policy. This allows for greater control and management of your daily data protection operations and policy deployments, as well as improved application-aware processing and quicker recovery for Azure VMs.
For more details, watch this short video here.
In short, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure can automatically create and manage snapshots and backups of Azure VMs (including managed or unmanaged VHDs) along with VM configuration. Backup chains can be created with image-level backups or snapshots. Image-level backups can include full and incremental backups, and cloud-native snapshots include point-in-time snapshots. Recovery can be performed at the full- or file-level in just seconds.
All in all, the journey from Azure Marketplace to connecting a Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance to your account and setting up the backup policy takes no more than 15 minutes!
Microsoft does not keep backups of your data. Per their Shared Responsibility Model, it is still your responsibility to ensure that your data is secured and protected, whether it is IaaS, PaaS or SaaS that’s being consumed.
The backup and recovery of data in Azure remains the responsibility of the end user, according to the Microsoft Shared Responsibility Model. Without backup and recovery, your applications and/or data cannot be restored to overcome data loss due to accidental deletion, cybersecurity threats, ransomware, outage, etc. Veeam delivers enterprise-grade Azure backup and recovery that’s cost-effective and secure, so you’re protected against any cloud data loss.
For more details, check out the documentation for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure allows you to create image-level backup chains from native Azure VM snapshots.
Both full and incremental backup files will be included into the following chains:
We leverage the incremental backup method to create a backup chain for Azure VMs. This means that during the first backup session, a full backup file will be created in a backup repository from a copied Azure VM image. This will serve as a starting point for the backup chain, and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will copy only the data blocks that have changed.
Both full and incremental backup files will serve as restore points for your Azure backups, and you can easily roll back to whatever point-in-time you choose.
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