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Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure

Cloud restore for Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Agents

Restore ANYTHING to Azure

Restore Windows and Linux-based VMs, physical servers or endpoints.

Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure, included in NEW Veeam® Availability Suite™ 9.5, delivers cloud restore for Veeam backups to optimize resource allocation and gain new disaster recovery (DR) options.

This integrated feature, which can also be provisioned independently as a FREE pre-configured Azure appliance, enables you to take your on-premises Hyper-V and VMware VMs, physical servers and endpoints, and restore or migrate them to the cloud.


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Backup anything and restore to Azure

Today’s modern data center is no longer constrained by the physical data center location. IT organizations can optimize resource allocation and improve operational scalability and efficiency with the help of Microsoft Azure cloud. Veeam’s Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure enables admins to restore or migrate physical (P2V) or virtual (V2V) workloads to Azure without complex configurations or additional hardware investments, minimizing operational costs.

Azure can serve as an additional DR option that can run and scale when you need this the most.

Quickly restore workloads to Azure

Get a fast and efficient Azure restore via any type of Veeam backup file. With this technology, there is no need to pre-deploy an appliance, and you can restore to Azure directly from the Veeam Backup & Replication™ user interface. The Azure Virtual Machine Agent is installed automatically (on Windows-based VMs only), and sequential, parallel disk and VM-restore options are available.

Execute planned workload migrations

Are you planning to migrate some of your VMs — or even a legacy physical server — to Microsoft Azure public cloud?

Now you can easily execute planned workload migrations of VMware and Hyper-V VMs or your remaining legacy physical servers to the cloud.

Create an Azure-based test environment

Azure can be very handy as a test environment.

Since it is created from your backups, it mirrors your production environment, and you can safely test patches and critical updates before rolling them out to production.

Azure cloud recovery for Veeam backups.
Migrate a virtual host, legacy server or endpoint to Microsoft Azure.
Using Azure as a sandbox for testing or development.

The ability to restore your backups directly to Microsoft Azure means you can leverage Azure as an on-demand cloud data center for DR, taking full advantage of Azure’s flexible and scalable cloud resources.

Read "3 Use Cases for Leveraging Veeam Backups in Azure"

System requirements

To utilize Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure, you will need to have an active Azure subscription.

This Azure recovery technology supports restoring backups made by:

  • Veeam Backup & Replication
  • Veeam Backup Free Edition
  • Veeam Agent for Windows 1.1 or later
  • Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 and later includes Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure. Veeam recommends installation of a gateway server (optional), running on an Azure VM, for improved performance.

Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure is designed for Windows and Linux workloads and can restore both VMware and Hyper-V VMs. Both deployment models, Classic and Resource Manager, are supported.

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