Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure

Azure Backup and Recovery

Simple. Cost-effective. Secure. Hybrid-ready.

  • Native data protection for all your Azure data
  • Near-zero RTOs, from entire instances to individual files
  • Low-cost backup to hit retention and compliance objectives
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Native Azure backup and recovery

Microsoft Azure provides a cloud computing platform for agile and scalable building, testing and deployment of modern apps. Although Microsoft is responsible for the infrastructure, the Shared Responsibility Model ensures it is still your responsibility to protect your data.
The NEW Veeam® Backup for Microsoft Azure v3 delivers Azure-native, fully automated backup and recovery to easily protect and manage all your Azure data.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure
Set and forget simplicity

Set it and forget it!

Policy-based automation of native snapshots and backups.

Actualize cloud savings

Low-cost backup

Meet retention and

compliance goals.

One platform

One platform

Centrally manage Azure backup with
your other environments.

Fast and flexible recovery

Fast and flexible recovery

Achieve near-zero RTOs, from entire instances to individual files and folders.

Security compliance protection

Greater security and compliance

Meet Azure best practices
to protect from ransomware.

Cloud mobility

Cloud mobility

Backup, recover and migrate to any environment for complete mobility.

Features

Native. Cost-effective. Secure. Hybrid-ready

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure provides your organization with powerful capabilities that enable you to easily secure, protect and manage your data.
Azure native
Azure-native

Use native snapshots for low recovery point objectives (RPOs) without Agents.

Policy based automation
Fully automated

Protect your data with policy-based automation and labels.

Low cost tiering
Low-cost tiering

Automatically tier snapshots
to low-cost storage classes.

Azure sql backup
Azure SQL Backup

Backup and recover Azure SQL databases with policy-based automation.

Restful api
RESTful API

Integrate and automate Azure backup with other workflows and apps.

Fast flexible recovery
Rapid recovery

Avoid data loss with flexible- instance-, volume- and file-level recovery.

App and data mobility
App and data mobility

Unlimited data portability between Azure, on-premises and other public clouds.

Cross subscription region backup
Cross-subscription/
region backup

Isolate backups from production to secure data against threats.

Simple setup
Simple setup

Deploy directly from the Azure Marketplace and quickly begin protecting your data.

Backup cost calculation
Cost calculation

Meet your service level agreements (SLAs) and avoid with industry-first cost calculation.

Multi subscription support
Multi-subscription support

Scale and manage the protection of all workloads across your Azure subscription.

One platform
Hybrid-cloud ready

Centralize Azure backup under a single platform with other workloads.

What’s new in V3?

Check out the latest releases to ensure you're keeping your business up to date.

  • Azure SQL backup and recovery

    Easily back up and recover Azure SQL databases

  • Low-cost archive storage

    Automatically tier Azure-native backups to Azure Blob Archive Tier.

  • Multiple Azure accounts support

    Protect all your Azure workloads across multiple accounts

  • Enhanced security and access control

    Securely delegate roles and permissions to specific users

Learn how it works

  1. Policy-based automation of snapshots and backups
  2. Tier backups across Azure Blob storage (hot, cold or archive)
  1. Full Azure virtual machine (VM) or volume recovery in or out of place from snapshots and backups in object storage
  2. File-level recovery from snapshot and backup in object storage 
  1. Backup copy job to on-premises backup repository
  2. Instant VM Recovery®
  3. Recovery to on-premises VMs (VM only)
  4. Direct restore to AWS and Google Cloud 

Pricing and packaging

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure is available as a virtual machine (VM) offer exclusively through the Azure Marketplace in both Free and BYOL editions.

Standalone

Free edition

FREE

 

Back up 10 Azure VMs FREE
Basic email support

Standalone

BYOL edition

$40 USD

per Azure VM, per year

Backup and recover in Azure only
Production 24.7.365 support

Hybrid-/multi-cloud

BYOL edition

VUL

Portable licensing

Backup and recover anything, anywhere
Production 24.7.365 support

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  A standalone solution to back up and recover Azure workloads within Azure only #1 backup and recovery for unified hybrid-/multi-cloud data protection and management
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Unify Azure backup and recovery with other workloads

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Veeam Backup & Replication

Centrally manage Azure backup with other cloud, virtual, physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments.

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END USERS

Do you need help with Azure backup?

Our global network of service providers delivers Veeam-powered Backup as a Service (BaaS) offerings for your Azure data. Now you can leave your data protection duties to the experts and get back to focusing on your business or take an extra-long lunch — we won’t judge!
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Learn more about Azure backup and recovery

How do I back up Azure cloud?

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, and there are many vendors that offer an Agent-based approach for both Microsoft 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 certain challenges.

First, snapshots of Azure VMs 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 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 leverage a cloud-native backup solution like Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, an image-based backup is created automatically from native Azure VM snapshots based on your chosen backup policy. This allows for greater control and management of your daily data protection operations and policy deployments along with improved application-aware processing and quicker recoveries for Azure VMs.

How does Azure backup work?

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.

  • With Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, you can protect data on your Azure VMs either through snapshots or backups, all with purpose-built, cloud-native tools. Combining both snapshots and backups gives you the flexibility to choose the best option to protect your Azure data, whether that be a specific file, a few test VMs or large production environments. Snapshots are great for testing and upgrading when you may need to roll back quickly to a certain point in time. However, for longer retention and proper recovery purposes, backups are the way to go for protecting Azure data. Backup files will be stored in Microsoft Azure Blob and you can choose a cool storage option for lower costs.
  • Whenever we create a backup file 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 create 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, so you don’t have to set them up for each and every region.
  • Once an image-based backup file for Azure VMs is created, you can choose to store it either in hot or cool storage tiers, depending on your desired data retention policy.
  • You have multiple policy options to choose from. You can define which Azure accounts you want to back up in each region, choose whether you want to back up separate Azure VMs or use a tag-based policy so that you don’t have to manually add each new VM to your backup policy.
  • Choose from multiple schedule options for both Azure snapshots (down to 60 snapshots per hour) and backups to satisfy even the most stringent service level agreements. You can also define how long you’d like to keep snapshots and backups of your Azure data.
  • 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 cost of storage.
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure provides a built-in calculation tool that will automatically estimate the cost of your configurated backup policy for Azure data. These calculations are provided up-front when you configure your Azure backup policy and will be broken down to the monthly cost of your Azure Blob storage. This includes charges for traffic to move between regions and may even charge estimates for moving backup data in and out of Azure Blob storage.
  • Finally, you can choose from multiple restore options for your backed-up Azure data. You can quickly restore an entire Azure VM, virtual disk or specific individual files, and, as with the Azure backup process, workers will be deployed and attached to a specific point-in-time. Then you’ll get a URL within the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure interface that you can open in a separate tab and browse for the exact data you want to restore.

All in all, going 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!

Why do I need to back up Azure cloud data?

Microsoft does not keep backups of your data. Per their Shared Responsibility Model, it is your responsibility to ensure that your data is secured and protected, depending on whether it is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (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 can’t 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.

What backup types are available for Azure backup?

For more details, check out 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:

  • Full: A full backup file with a copy of the full Azure VM image.
  • Incremental: Incremental backup files that keep incremental changes of Azure VM images.

We leverage the forever-forward 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 be a starting point for the backup chain, and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will further 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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