Azure Backup

Azure Backup is the Azure-based service you can use to back up (or protect) and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud. component, or agent, for the specific types of servers you want to protect. All Azure Backup components (no matter whether you’re protecting data on-premises or in the cloud) can be used to back up data to a Backup vault in Azure. Let PBG Networks help you navigate the many different features and capabilities of Azure, maximizing the benefits to your organization.

An All-in-one Hybrid Backup Solution

Azure Backup replaces your existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a cloud-based solution that is reliable, secure, and cost-competitive. Azure Backup offers multiple components that you download and deploy on the appropriate computer, server, or in the cloud. PBG Networks can assist you in deploying the component, or agent, for the specific types of servers you want to protect. All Azure Backup components (no matter whether you’re protecting data on-premises or in the cloud) can be used to back up data to a Backup vault in Azure. Let PBG Networks help you navigate the many different features and capabilities of Azure, maximizing the benefits to your organization.

Why Choose Azure?

Unlimited Data Transfer

Azure Backup does not limit the amount of inbound or outbound data you transfer. Azure Backup also does not charge for the data that is transferred. However, if you use the Azure Import/Export service to import large amounts of data, there is a cost associated with inbound data.

Automatic Storage Management

With Azure Backup, there is no cost for using on-premises storage devices. Azure Backup automatically allocates and manages backup storage, and it uses a pay-as-you-use model. Pay-as-you-use means that you only pay for the storage that you consume.

Multiple Storage Options

An aspect of high-availability is storage replication. Azure Backup offers two types of replication: locally redundant storage and geo-redundant storage. Choose the backup storage option based on need: LRS as a low-cost option to protect from local hardware failures, and GRS to replicate data to a secondary region for a high level or durability for your data.

Long-Term Retention

Azure does not limit the length of time you keep data in a Backup or Recovery Services vault. You can keep data in a vault for as long as you like. Azure Backup has a limit of 9999 recovery points per protected instance.

Unlimited Scaling

Azure Backup uses the underlying power and unlimited scale of the Azure cloud to deliver high-availability – with no maintenance or monitoring overhead.

Application Consistent Backup

Azure Backup provides application-consistent backups, which ensured additional fixes are not needed to restore the data.

Data Encryption

Data encryption allows for secure transmission and storage of your data in the public cloud. You store the encryption passphrase locally, and it is never transmitted or stored in Azure.

Choose how you deploy Azure

 

Azure backup can be used in two ways; as a 100% cloud backup, or a server-hybrid backup, connecting cloud and on-premises with hybrid cloud capabilities and using open source technologies — for maximum portability and value from your existing investments. Unsure which capability in Azure to deploy? Let PBG Networks perform a free cloud assessment to ascertain the best methodology for your organization.

 

​Azure Backup (MARS) agent

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​Azure Backup Server

​Azure Backup vault ​Backup storage location ​Azure Backup vault, Locally attached disk.
​Files and Folders. ​What is Protected? ​Files, Folders, Volumes, VMs, Applications, and Workloads.
​Backup 3x per day. Not application aware; file, folder, and volume-level restore only. No support for Linux ​Limits ​Cannot backup oracle workload. Always requires live Azure subscription. No support for tape backups.
​Windows Server VM running in Azure, or on-premises ​Deployment ​Windows Server VM running in Azure, or on-premises
​Azure Backup vault. Compressions (in Backup vault). Incremental backup. ​Features ​Azure Backup vault. Disk storage. Compressions (in Backup vault). Incremental backup. Disk deduplication (partially supported)
​Network Security (to Azure) and Data security (in Azure) ​Security ​Network security (to Azure) and Data security (to Azure)
​Back up files and folders on physical or virtual Windows OS (VMs can be on-premises or in Azure). No seperate backup server required. ​Benefits ​App aware snapshots (VSS). Full flexibility for when to take backups. Recovery granularity (all). Can use Azure Backup vault. Linux support on Hyper-V and VMware VMs. Back up and restore VMware VMs. Does not require a System Center License.

Our Approach

Using an approach that we have developed over the last 13 years, we begin our process by truly understanding your organization, existing processes, procedures, and strategy. Our methodology ensures success by utilizing tools and processes that enable project teams to deliver projects on time and on budget. We will guide you to maximize the use of your Azure environment, eliminating the need to over provision and over purchase. This greatly lowers the TCO and increases the ROI on deployment.

With PBG Networks, you get a simple, reliable, and optimized solution suited for your business. Each solution is tailored to our customers’ specific needs and delivered using PBG’s management expertise, hands-on proven training approach, and commitment to excellence.