Veeam Backup for Azure is now Generally Available

It has been estimated that 60% of organizations have mapped out a digital transformation (DX) strategy and are in the process of implementing it. In most cases, DX begins with cloud data protection and backup.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure delivers native Azure backup for Azure virtual machines (VMs), which equips users with superior cloud data protection and security to prevent data loss. In addition, the product can integrate with Veeam Backup & Replication, so hybrid cloud organizations can efficiently manage and migrate cloud, virtual and physical workloads.

Backup for Microsoft Azure protects data in the form of native Azure VM snapshots, as well as backup to blob storage. It includes full and file-level recovery options that minimize outage risk within Azure and other Veeam-supported repositories as well.

Marketplace Deployment & Policy-based Protection

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure is readily available within the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, which eases and quickens its deployment. To optimize security, it can be deployed to a specific resource group to isolate it from existing workloads. Once deployed, your dashboard will provide vital information regarding the protection of your environment, which paints a fuller picture of its current status.

Backup for Microsoft Azure enables workload protection via automated policy-based scheduling. Create policies based on service level agreements (SLA’s), regions, workloads, etc. Policies can be set for snapshots, backups, and notifications; as well as service level agreements (SLAs), Azure Active Directory usage, resource protection, and regions.

Data Restoration & Cloud Cost Reduction

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure enables full data restoration to new and original locations, as well as file-level recovery which enables individual file restoration without Azure VM restores. This capability not only provides granular access to individual files, but also reduces costs.

Cost management is a primary feature of Backup for Microsoft Azure. The policy creation wizard includes a backup cost estimator that provides pricing guidance for individual backup policies. It also provides pricing guidance on monthly snapshot, backup, traffic and transaction costs. Overall, this feature clarifies how your backups will impact your overall cloud budget. Read more on how this industry-first cloud cost estimator increases cost controls and savings.

Multi-Cloud Hybridity

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure allows Veeam Backup & Replication clients to safeguard on-premises workloads via direct restoration to Azure. Backup & Replication integrates with Backup for Microsoft Azure-created blob storage repositories to enable the restoration of any Azure VM backup onto an on-premises infrastructure, which significantly enhances your overall data management strategy.

This integration, enabled by Veeam’s Universal License, creates advanced granular data management control, which is essential in the increasingly multi-cloud-based business ecosystem. Learn more about how Veeam can back up on-premises applications and data to the cloud.

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