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Azure Backup is the Azure-based service you can use to back up (or protect) and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud. Azure Backup allows you to back up the data for on-premises servers, virtual machines, virtualized workloads, SQL server, SharePoint server, and more.

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Microsoft
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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. Flagship products include Windows, Office, Azure, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Xbox; Skype; and Windows Phone.
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1975
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Database Administrator
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(5001-10,000 employees)
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"An efficient cloud Backup & Recovery solution with a focus on cost and ease of use"

What do you like best?

This product has been very cost effective as it offers pay-as-you-go model plus there is a reduction in cost of backup hardware maintenance and time consumption.

The backups can be customized in the recovery services vault and option to store the data at local or GEO redundant levels.with options of HOT & COLD data for cost optimization

It is very easy to recover from the snapshots (checkpoints)

What do you dislike?

I don't see any bad prospects for Azure Backup rather a new feature emerges as soon as an update arrives.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is much easier to use than the prevailing competitors and cost effective.

People looking forward for moving to cloud should test the azure environment once.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to put our SQL VMs for backup in Azure and getting the complete benefit through the recovery options and monitoring them by the alert rule setup.

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(2-10 employees)
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"Clean Experience for Cooke-Cutter BDR Implementations"

What do you like best?

Clean and simple interface. Integrates well for SysAdmins who are familiar with the usual Windows Server Backup (WBADMIN) interface. Provides excellent recoverability of file/folder level data. Provides reasonable recoverability of VMs / full system images.

What do you dislike?

Reporting is limited compared to enterprise solutions like Backup Exec or even smaller names such as Cloudberry. Generally, this is offset by a high level of reliability, so your mileage may vary.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We have great faith that our Azure Backups can be restored from reliably when they run. Be aware that you may be PowerShell'ing your own reporting, especially if you are like us and are anal about monitoring backups for trends, anomalies, etc.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a fantastic value for file/folder level backups and a nice basic fallback for more complex virtualized environments. We find that clients who aren't looking for a managed solution are generally fans of Azure Backup's simplicity.

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"Azure cloud Backup"

What do you like best?

Quick, Easy, well documented for a Microsoft product. Easy to follow guides. Cheap solution. You can use it be a simple backup copy of local storage or for a complete site replication and failover.

Works great with Cloudberry backup software client.

What do you dislike?

The number of options and services can be a bit overwhelming but that's not a bad thing if you analyze and determine exactly what your needs are.

Dashboard is a bit cluttered but informative.

Domain redundancy and sql backup can be a little tedious but not impossible.

Determining pricing is much easier after talking for sales rep.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Using Cloudberry client software makes backup to the Azure cloud a snap. Dashboard gives excellent reporting of storage used, access rates and monthly billing.

Domain redundancy is excellent. Failover works great if local file server goes down. Hardley misses a beat.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it as an added layer of backup redundancy combined with local backup procedures for no single point of failure.

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"Modern backup strategy service"

What do you like best?

Azure Backup allows you to have modern approach for backing up your on-premise infrastructure. You bacakups are kept off-site, so even disaster in your datacenter area will not affect your backup storage and you will be able to restore when it will be needed. Solution is very easy to implement and provides all necessary tools to analyze your infrastructure and plan backup solution it most optimal and secure way, keeping your data protected and not ruining your network by great amount of outgoing traffic. You can manage backup and retention policies directly from Azure portal and be sure that you will have several copies of you your backups and not utilizing a great amount of storage. Very easy restore even to another server, you just need to register new server in Recovery Vault. You can configure alerting and notification about availability of protected servers for recovery vault, so you will be informed immediately if any of your resources needs attention, so you will be able to restore from backup in short time if needed

What do you dislike?

Azure Backup can also be used for migration purposes, but if you are migrating to on-premise location it will consume outgoing traffic from Azure, and for migration to Azure you`d better use Site Recovery instead of Backup.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Keep your backups up to date, so you will be able to restore for most recent point of time

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Stable and secure backup solution does not depending on local datacenter.

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"Simple ans secure solution for backing up your infrastructure"

What do you like best?

Azure backup work with both physical servers and virtual machines, it is very simple to configure and does not requires any additional hardware for your on-premise infrastructure, it uses Azure BLOB storage as backup location which can provide desired redundancy and availability of your backups. Solution work in pair with Azure Site Recovery, so you need only one service, to have Disaster Recovery for critical systems and backups for systems where significant downtime is affordable. To register server in Recovery Vault you just need to install agent and apply vault key to establish connection with service. To restore server even after it was physically destroyed or replaced with new one, you just need to register it in recovery vault and point it as destination for restore

What do you dislike?

You will probably not need any servers to be restored from backup, but in case you will, restore can utilize a lot of outbound traffic from Azure, that can affect your monthly bill. But it anyways cheaper that dedicated backup hardware in data center, which can also be destroyed by disaster

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Solution is very simple to manage, so you can engage advanced junior\middle level of staff to work with it

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup for non-production and not business critical systems

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Computer Software
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"Azure Backup - Cloud Backup and Recovery service"

What do you like best?

Its easy to use and secure method of cloud backup. Exchange between Workstation and Server extremely great. Along with this site recovery is quick and easy with security of access control list. Server registration is pretty secure as this uses encryption process for passphrase. As per project requirement I can create recovery service for backup and can schdule backup easily.

What do you dislike?

When network is slow and nackup size is large then backup takes a bit more time. Except that i found everything ok with this API.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Nice API for backup task. If user is looking for this kind of tool then its a right choice. Go with this.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the use of Microsoft Azure we improved the process of data backup and its access over the network. Reduced infrastructure cost and disaster risk. Overall its a great solution for cloud backup.

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"Backups to cloud"

What do you like best?

Very stable and easy to configure solution, it is very secure and easy to maintain. You don`t have to manage your storage and out of risk of loosing your backups due to storage device failure. Affordable price makes this a successor of traditional backup devices and allows keeping backups of your servers offsite, which makes these even more resilient.

What do you dislike?

Can affect your network, so you`d better schedule your backups outside the business hours. Restore can take a long time and consure a big amount of outbound Azure traffic

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Solution provides ability to restore separate files or disks, try to use this as much as you can, this will save your costs for traffic

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Replacement of legacy tape backup devices

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Information Technology and Services
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(1001-5000 employees)
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"Backup copies to the palm of your hand."

What do you like best?

Microsoft Azure is representative with excellence in storage in the cloud, since it practically offers us a server where we can store any backup which can allow us to restore any file, or recover some deleted documents, also, Azure gives us the facility to incorporate much more with the servers, but with much more basic functions that can be learned to use in a matter of minutes.

What do you dislike?

The difficulty with Azure, is that this platform is not available for other devices, only for PC, this at a certain point does not help the user so much, because it would be better to be able to access the server's cloud, to check any file wherever it is needed. I would, however, recommend that an App be included for other devices, it would be a better user experience.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Increase the use of backup copies, with the ability to store them on a web server, for a better recommendation.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Microsoft Azure offers reliability when using the servers they provide, providing the user first with a very fast platform, which accelerates the process of constant storage.

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Computer & Network Security
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"Admirable administration, easy to use "

What do you like best?

Speedy and simple to set-up. Backs up all information that you could need and works with Microsoft framework. Empowers you to make enterprise framework and application (for web and devices) arrangements in the cloud inside minutes. The capacity to make formats for sending distinctive administrations, joined with the adaptability of utilizing Azure and powershell makes ceaseless coordination less demanding.

What do you dislike?

At times the backup can be a little slow and takes some time. Cost is high without a doubt, I feel that would be the main con my present organization would have since they are fronting the bill. With that said, I don't have any further cons as of now since I have just been utilizing them for a few months.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Read the installation manual screens carefully and you will be good to go. Installation is fast and your data is being saved to the cloud in no time. With the Azure you can install all of your solutions at unique online service , they have one useful control panel that you can use to control everything online.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The setup is super simple removing some headache.. It's anything but difficult to configure and reconfigure the Azure connection. What's more, agents are straight forward and easy to setup. There's not much negative to be said. Normally with data and cloud-based software theres a learning curve. Azure makes it too easy where you don't have to know a ton if you want to use it.

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"Modern approarch on Backup device"

What do you like best?

The most great feature that it is Azure Based, you do not need to set up expensive backup hardware and hire proficient staff to maintain it. You backups are stored at location different than your datacenter, that means you can access these even if datacenter will be destroyed by natural disaster. Solution is very easy to use and configure. Just register servers and these are protected, very easy restore process

What do you dislike?

Outbound traffic from Azure is charged, so restoring a lot of servers at on time could be expensive.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you already have backup hardware in-place, keep using it, but if you will need to upgrade it, consider using cloud solution. It will allow to keep your backups out of your datacenter, which makes these more protected

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saved the costs of backup hardware during IT infrastructure upgrade process

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"Azure Site Recovery "

What do you like best?

Azure Offering wide range of Backup solution. Following are best features i found whiloe using ,

Azure Site Recovert- Which is used to setup a Backup solution to On premises hosted web platform

Virtual machine Backup: Azure offering the backup solution azure IAAS hosted Virtual machine through recovery point.

On premises Backup: Instead traditional SAN backup we can use azure backup solution to store the Weekly schedule backup through azure backup schduler.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing failer and negative in this product. you must have high badwidth internet connectivity for on premises backup.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Cost Effective solution rather then tradinal Tape storage.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Traditional Backup and Manapower for Traditional Backup

Backup automation.

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"Azure Blob Backup"

What do you like best?

Works great with sql server. I use the built in backup to backup our sql server to the azure blob storage. Great to have the redundancy.

What do you dislike?

The authentication process is a little anyoing. It’s unclear at points as to where to use login credentials vs generate authentication key. The azure blob explorer was also a little buggy, but has gotten better with time.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It’s a great solution especially for sql server

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy offsite backup. I used this when we had on-premise databases to get my backups in the cloud for disaster recovery. Great and cheap solution compared to a lot of the other options out there.

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"Faster deployment with embedded developmental resources"

What do you like best?

This product has never made my team upset because of availability issues. It has almost zero downtime and offers high redundancy in data centers on a large scale.

What do you dislike?

Integration cost and setup cost are too high compared to its competitors. Upfront costs could not be afforded by a startup.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Provide more self hosting support and lower upfront installation costs

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company stores important client's confidential data which requires high security and availability. With Microsoft Azure, we are able to gain multi level protection and password validation which is satisfying to a great extent.

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"Just stable cloud backup solution"

What do you like best?

Azure Backup oes not requires you to deploy any physical hardware in your datacenter and backup your infrastructure directly to cloud storage.

What do you dislike?

You are charged for outgoing traffic from Azure, so if you need to restore some significant amount of servers it can be expensive

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides backup solution leveraging the costs of additional hardware

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"Good service, user friendly and effective"

What do you like best?

I like that the user interface is pretty intuitive.

What do you dislike?

I wish it wasn't so expensive, the bosses don't really like that. But such is the case with Microsoft.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Weigh out all the pros and cons. Make sure to consider the costs as well. Like most Microsoft products, it's not cheap, but you may be paying for features that you don't need/want so consider the different levels of service and good luck!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've had data loss on site that we were able to recover through Azure's backup services.

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Information Technology and Services
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"Azure b/up"

What do you like best?

It's a good option of protecting workloads in the cloud. Inexpensive option as compared to other.

What do you dislike?

Does not have rich interface like other known products such as Veritas etc

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Inexpensive option but lacking DR features

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Protecting workloads in the azure and making them available

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"easy to set up Cloud backup"

What do you like best?

Ease of deployment and configuration, simple restore

What do you dislike?

unclear pricing, outgoing traffic from Azure is not free, so restore can expensive in case of massive operation

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Perfect solution if you don`t expect much failures when you`ll have to restore from these backups

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides backup solution without buying new hardware

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"Azure backup"

What do you like best?

I like the interface on the Azure portal.

What do you dislike?

More difficult recovery than competing products. Most are much easier to just grab a single file without having to spin up an entire drive

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

back integrates well with all forms of Microsoft OS as well as Synology NAS, which our previous provider never addressed.

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"Azure backup "

What do you like best?

We have used this in our engagement and its most integrated solution if you are moving to azure .

What do you dislike?

No comment as such. There is no such major thing which can me marked

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's most integrated and reliabial solution

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We our helping our client to move to Azure and hence exploring multiple options

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"Successful Experience"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Azure has quick scalability and great customer support

What do you dislike?

The interface is mostly GUI. It'd be helpful to have more command line interface tools

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Azure backup ensures our company deliverables are maintained in three different locations, cannot risk losing code in production oe development

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"Azure Cloud Backup"

What do you like best?

very fast and easy to locate files needed when it is time to restore

What do you dislike?

It can get pretty expensive depending on the amount of data you are saving

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backing up our Virtual Servers

Azure Backup Features

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Remote Backup
  • Storage Formats
  • Scheduled Backups
  • On-Demand Restoration
  • Activity Monitoring

Azure Backup User Ratings

9.5
Ease of Use
Average: 8.7*
8.8
Quality of Support
Average: 8.4*
9.5
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.4*
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