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Azure Backup and Recovery

Native Protection for Azure Data

Achieve radical resilience and optimize cloud costs

  • Goes beyond limited snapshots with agentless backup
  • Secure backup with Immutable Storage for Azure Blob
  • Fast, reliable recovery including file-level restore
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Benefits

Automated, Secure Protection for Microsoft Azure

Veeam’s solutions for Microsoft Azure deliver native, policy-based protection to help you reliably recover from accidental deletion, ransomware, and other data loss scenarios. Immutable backup, full- and file-level restores, and an API-first approach ensure radically resilient protection that’s easy to use and cost-optimized, freeing up time and resources for more strategic IT priorities.
Layered Security

Including logical separation, least privilege access and immutability for cloud resiliency.

Powerful Recovery

Broad coverage of recovery options in and out of the cloud.

Optimized for Azure

The most customizable RPOs with comprehensive, native protection that keeps cloud costs down.

The Reality of Cloud Resilience

While Microsoft Azure services offer High Availability, responsibility for data security and cost control lies squarely with the end user.
86% of cloud-hosted data was affected when a successful ransomware attack occurred
of cloud-hosted data affected when a successful ransomware attack occurred
1.1m average annual cost savings reported by Veeam users
average annual cost savings reported by Veeam users
7x faster recovery for cloud workloads reported by Veeam users
faster recovery for cloud workloads reported by Veeam users
Capabilities

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure Key Features

Logically Air-Gapped

Logical separation of backup data from production accounts.

Secure Access

Least-privilege IAM and role-based access controls (RBAC).

Immutable Storage

Leverage Immutable Storage in Azure Blob to store data in a WORM state.

Recovery Flexibility

Across subscriptions, regions or even restore outside of Azure.*

Full- and File-Level

Full instance or granular recovery, either in place or as new.

Simplified Recovery

Wizard-driven, automated and self-service workflows.

Automated Backup

Automated discovery and protection via native backups.

Cost-Optimized

Backup lifecycling to object storage with cost calculations.

Hybrid Ready

Operationally consistent management across hybrid- and multi-cloud* environments.

* When combined with Veeam Backup & Replication

Latest release of Veeam Data Platform

Level up cloud resiliency and recovery efficiency 

Azure Blob Backup

Azure Virtual Network Backup

Granular Azure Account Permissions

HOW IT WORKS

How Veeam Protects Microsoft Azure Data 

We understand that searching for the best backup can be a daunting task. That’s why we’ve simplified how everything works to make your job easier!

Setup Via Veeam Data Platform

Learn how to deploy via the Azure Marketplace, configuring accounts, repositories and more.

Policy-Driven Backups

Capture expert-delivered best practices for tagging, targets, scheduling and more for Azure VMs, Azure Files, Azure SQL and other Azure IaaS and PaaS offerings. 

Latest Release of Veeam Data Platform

Check out a key enhancement from Veeam Data Platform 23H2, showcasing Immutable Storage for Azure Blob.

Supported Services From Veeam

Services azure vms Azure VMs
Services azure managed disks Managed Disks
Services azure sql Azure SQL
azure files Azure Files
azure blob Azure Blob
Deployment Options

The Freedom of Choice

Whether you want total control over architecture and ongoing management, or you’re looking to offload some (or all) of your protection needs, Veeam gives you the freedom to choose the best deployment option for your organization.
backup services
Backup Software
Own, control, backup, and recover all your data regardless of where it resides – including within Microsoft Azure – with a software-only delivery model.
backup software
Backup Service
Unblock cloud teams with Veeam’s Software as a Service solution, ensuring they can protect their data while staying focused on managing their Azure services.
managed services
Managed Services
Offload data protection duties to a local managed services expert, with many partners delivering service levels ranging from hands-on to fully managed.
Packaging Options

Comparing the Advantages

Check out the table below to assess the benefits and control levels of each delivery model, from software-only to managed services.

 

Backup Software

Veeam Data Platform

Packaging options

Backup Services

Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft Azure

How to buy

Managed Services

BaaS for Microsoft Azure

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Azure-native Data Protection Available Across All Deployment Options
Control of Architecture Fully customizable by end user Solution designed end-to-end by Veeam Varies by partner
Control of Infrastructure Fully customizable by end user Infrastructure managed by Veeam Varies by partner
Data Compression Available Across All Deployment Options
Policy-Based Automation Available, with some mapping required by end user Fully automated drag-and-drop wizard Available, with varying degrees of implementation by partner
Unified Across Clouds/Data Center Developed uniquely for hybrid and multi-cloud Standalone deployment for Azure Varies by partner
Service Level Management 24x7 Support 24x7 Support Services ranging from hands-on to fully managed
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RESOURCES

Stay Up to Date With Azure Trends

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Veeam and Azure Customer Reference Book

Learn how Veeam and Microsoft Azure protect your critical data and applications.

Azure Backup Solution Buyer’s Guide

Get help choosing the right backup solution for your needs with this Azure backup buyer’s guide from Conversational Geek. 

2023 Cloud Protection Trends

Discover the drivers and challenges of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS data protection.

10 Azure Backup Best Practices

Hear from 2 Microsoft MVPs as they outline backup best practices for Microsoft Azure.

FAQs for Microsoft Azure Backup

General Microsoft Azure Backup FAQ
How does Veeam backup and recover Azure data?

Veeam empowers organizations using Azure IaaS and PaaS solutions with native, purpose-built capabilities to make their investments more resilient. This includes snapshot scheduling, with customizable Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs), backup copies (for cost optimization and portability), and automated, wizard-driven workflows for ease of use.

To deliver these capabilities, Veeam offers two deployment models:

  • Veeam Data Platform is a backup software option that enables team to architect their backup strategies end-to-end, including integration into backup for workloads across hybrid- and multi-cloud infrastructures. 

  • Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft Azure is a backup service option in which Veeam manages the underlying infrastructure and overall software installation, delivering a SaaS solution dedicated to Azure workloads. 

How does Veeam validate Azure backup integrity?
Across both deployment options, Veeam delivers capabilities aligned to the Azure Well-Architected Framework, including Logically Air-Gapped separation of backups from production, least-privilege Identity and Access Management (IAM) delivered via Role-based Access Controls (RBAC), and automated backup policies ensuring protection of the entire Azure estate.
Can Veeam optimize Azure backup costs? 

Yes! Veeam provides cost-effective Azure backup solutions, reducing expenses by:

  • Compressing data up to 7x

  • Tiering data out to lower cost storage options
  • Offering deployment options that best-fit organizational needs
    • Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft Azure is a SaaS solution, priced via predictable levers

    • Veeam Data Platform offers an integrated cost optimization calculator for cost forecasting ahead of policy-setting

Does Veeam offer Azure backup automation?
Yes! Users can automate their Azure backups with Veeam's policy-driven capabilities, configuring backup and retention settings based on any parameter – including Tags, ultimately reducing manual effort, and enhancing data management efficiency.
Veeam Data Platform FAQ for Microsoft Azure Backup
How does Veeam Data Platform back up Azure workloads? 

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.

Whenever we create a backup file that’s based on Azure VM snapshots or perform a recovery from an image-based backup file, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure deploys temporary instances, called workers. These are deployed to Azure accounts only when you need to create a backup from a snapshot or a restore.

You can either create specific configurations for each Azure region that you want to deploy workers in, or you can let Veeam can do this automatically. This means you don’t have to set them up for each and every region!

How often can I back up my Azure data with Veeam Data Platform? 

Choose from multiple schedule options for both Azure snapshots (down to 60 snapshots per hour) and backups to satisfy even the most stringent SLAs. You can also define how long you’d like to keep snapshots and backups of your Azure data.

Scheduling can be automated based on policies set within Veeam Data Platform. You can define which Azure accounts you want to back up in each region, and you can choose whether you want to back up separate Azure VMs or use a tag-based policy so you don’t have to manually add each new VM to your backup policy.

Scheduling options also allow you to specify where you’d like to keep your Azure snapshots or backups. You can also choose from hot and cool storage options with Azure Blob. Veeam recommends that you use the cool storage tier option for Azure backup files, since it significantly lowers the storage costs.

How can Veeam help me keep my backup costs low?

Veeam Data Platform supports cost control in three key ways:

  • First, Veeam Data Platform creates a backup from a snapshot, allowing for that data to be compressed.

  • Next, those backups may be stored on lower-cost object storage. The compression rate supported in Object Storage could be 40-50%, depending on your settings, dramatically reducing your storage bill for longer term retention needs. 

  • Finally, the Azure Backup appliance within Veeam Data Platform supports cost estimation via a built-in cost calculator tool. When you set a policy for a given set of workloads, you can estimate that cost before you even complete your first backup. This ensures transparency end-to-end. 

Check out this user guide article for more details. 

How does Azure backup connect to my existing Veeam Backup & Replication console? 
The Microsoft Azure Plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication seamlessly integrates the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance with the Veeam Backup & Replication console, offering centralized management across hybrid- and multi-cloud installations.
Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft Azure FAQ
What is Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft Azure?
Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft Azure is a Veeam-managed backup service. Veeam manages the backup infrastructure, all data is stored in an Azure region of your choice, and you have full control of creating backups and completing restores. 
How does Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft Azure work?
When setting up Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft Azure, you will be prompted to enter information about your Microsoft Azure subscriptions. During setup, you’ll follow wizard-driven steps to automatically set backup policies, based on the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and retention needs of each workload – a process that can be streamlined by automatically assigning policies per workload, tag, etc. Then, your data is stored within Microsoft Azure storage, maintained by Veeam, ready for restore and other recovery functions. 
How do I access Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft Azure?
After sign-up, there are two ways to access your instance. Option 1: you will be sent a direct link, which you can bookmark/store as you see fit. Option 2: you can log in to Veeam Data Cloud by going to Veeam.com and identifying the “Log In” button at the top of the page.
Where is my data stored when using Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft Azure?
Your Microsoft 365 backup data can get targeted to and reside in any Microsoft Azure region of your choice. Veeam Data Cloud provides both locally redundant storage (LRS) and globally redundant storage (GRS), with the default being LRS which is replicated three times within a single data center in the primary region. 
What happens to my data if I cancel my Veeam Data Cloud for Microsoft Azure subscription?
With Veeam Data Cloud, there is no data lock-in. After a subscription is canceled or terminated, backups will still be retained for an additional 30 days. To access this data, the Veeam Support team can assist you with the reassignment of your storage accounts.
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