Backup

Microsoft continues to push customers to Azure, and is reducing their investment in on-premises perpetual software; but organizations accustomed to System Center for data center management will have to adopt several services to duplicate functionality in Azure.

Azure Backup center, now generally available, provides a centralized portal for managing, monitoring, and configuring backups in Azure.

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Although System Center is still being updated and supported, Microsoft is prioritizing investments in Azure-hosted management services.

Azure Backup is a hosted service with basic capabilities and cloud storage, but organizations with complex server and VM backup needs will want to deploy some on-premises infrastructure

Azure Backup offers support for four different models of system backup

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Screen shot shows Azure VM Backup management within the Azure portal

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Roadmap for Azure Backup.

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Customers can use on-premises Microsoft products and Azure services and technologies to back up data to the cloud to lower costs, protect against unwanted data removal, and insure against disasters