Thursday, 19 September 2019 18:39

Backup and Disaster Recovery with Azure

Overview of Azure Backup & Recovery

One of IT’s most essential functions is to ensure that corporate data is never lost and that applications stay available – despite server crashes, power outages, or natural disasters.

The first step in preventing data loss is to back up your data. In the past, backups consisted of copying content from drives to an offline media (e.g tape) and then transporting that data to an offsite location. With the cloud, there is a better approach.

With enormous capacities of storage, built – in security, and cloud datacenters all over the world, Azure offers a cost – effective cloud solution that can ensure that your data will be protected for when the unexpected or unthinkable happens.

In addition to protecting your data, you also need to make sure your applications stay available during an IT interruption, and that downtime is limited. Disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery allows you to set up and test your disaster recovery solution in just 3 steps and without paying for additional infrastructure.

What It All Means

Business Continuity

Business Continuity

The process through which an organisation recovers from a disaster and continues normal business operations



The constant capability to automatically and seamlessly switch to a highly reliable backup


Recovery Time Objective (RTO)

How fast you need to get your data and applications back


Recovery Point Objective (RPO)

How current the data and applications must be when restored

Azure Site Recovery Service

Ensure business continuity by keeping your applications running in Azure. Azure Site Recovery makes it simple for you to test disaster recovery by replicating applications between Azure regions. You can also replicate on – premises VMware and Hyper – V virtual machines and physical servers to Azure to stay available if the primary site goes down. Recover workloads to the primary site when it’s up and running again.


Azure Backup Service

Keep your data safe and recoverable by backing it up to Azure. Azure Backup is a simple solution that decreases your infrastructure costs while giving you enhanced security mechanisms to protect your data against ransomware. With one solution, you can protect workloads running in Azure and on – premises across Linux, Windows, VMware and Hyper – V.