Microsoft Azure Backup
In this Digital World, we all generate Data. And it is an accepted fact that the Data we generate needs to be backed up. Unfortunately, it is easier said than done. In most of the Small and Mid-Sized Businesses (SMB) and even in many larger companies, data backup is an area which is inefficient. The reasons are many and can range from:
- Too Expensive
- Too Cumbersome
And at the best level, some Companies would have a local backup taken probably once a week. This method does not account for a disaster at the location since in such a situation, the local backup would also get destroyed. So, what is the Solution?
Enter Azure Backup
Windows Azure Online Backup is a cloud-based backup solution that enables data to be backed up to and recovered from an off-premises datacenter (the cloud) to help protect against data loss and corruption.
- Block level incremental backups.
Automatic incremental backups track file and block level changes, only transferring the changed blocks, hence reducing the storage and bandwidth utilization.
- Data compression, encryption and throttling.
Data is compressed and encrypted on the server before being sent to Windows Azure over the network. As a result, Windows Azure Online Backup only places encrypted data in the cloud storage.
- Data integrity verified in the cloud.
Backed up data is also automatically checked for integrity once the backup is complete. As a result, any corruptions due to data transfer are automatically identified and repair is attempted in the next backup.
- Configurable retention policies.
Configure and implement retention policies to help meet business policies and manage backup costs.
- High Availability
99.9% availability due to the Worldwide Microsoft Datacenters
At less than Rs.10 per GB of data backup, the cost is a No Brainer.
Why Azure for Backup
- No upfront cost. Pay as you go.
- 99.9% Uptime
- Extensive Policies
- Low recurring cost
- Your Data resides in the World’s Best Data Centers of Microsoft
- Your Data Privacy is guaranteed by Microsoft
- You get a Superb Off-site Backup Solution
- You can recover a Single file or the Complete Data
- Data can be recovered at a different location thus giving a Disaster Recovery Solution for your Data
- Its Azure, the World’s Best Cloud Infrastructure Solution
- It’s from TechGyan, a 2-time Worldwide Award Winning Gold Certified Partner
This is a snapshot of some of the Backup policies you can implement via the Admin Portal