Backup & Recovery
It’s better to have a backup and not need it than need a backup and not have it.
Backup your files and data to the cloud, simply and affordably. Get enterprise-grade data protection for less than the cost of two cups of Grande Cafe Mocha at Starbucks. Scale your investment up or down as needed knowing you’ll only pay for what you use.
Protect important data and applications by coordinating the replication to your own data center, hosting provider, or another secondary location. Simplify the complexity of building and managing your own secondary location with Microsoft Azure.
In the event of an outage (natural disaster, lost or stolen devices, cyberattack) at your primary datacenter, recover in an orchestrated fashion quickly to get back up and running. Recovery plans can range from simple to complex and we’re here to help.
Downtime and lost data from unexpected events like fire, flood, a lost laptop, or worse, a break-in, can devastate a business. Take a cue from a civil engineering firm who used cloud technology to ensure their business can recover quickly.
First, to protect important project data and engineering applications on servers at the main office, the firm deploys an automated disaster recovery solution quickly and without major capital expense using Azure Site Recovery. When the servers at the main office are damaged in a fire, all their latest data and applications are ready to go in the cloud, and the business is back up and running in minutes.
Second, the firm’s administrative staff, who work at home part of the time, are always able to access their latest files from any device with OneDrive for Business. So if they come into work and accidentally leave their laptop at home, they can easily access their files from another PC at work—and then all of their changes will automatically sync back to their laptop at home.
Lastly, when an engineer traveling from a client site loses his laptop at the airport, the firm has confidence that the data is encrypted with Windows BitLocker. So if someone finds the laptop, he can’t access any sensitive company information. The office manager then remotely wipes data from the lost device with easy-to-use tools in Microsoft Intune, a part of Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). The employee is then able to automatically sync her data, settings, and apps to a new Windows device to get back up and running fast.
Azure Backup is a simple and cost-effective backup-as-a-service solution that delivers protection for customers’ data no matter where it resides. Along with Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup offers minimal maintenance and consistent tools for offsite backups and operational recovery.
Storage, Backup, and Disaster Recovery: How they work together.
Microsoft Azure provides bottomless storage that can scale up or down as needed to meet changing requirements. Data stored in the cloud can be accessed from anywhere that will work regardless of the operating system. On Azure, stored data gets enterprise-grade protection, including redundant storage with multiple copies kept automatically to prevent data loss due to unexpected systems failure.
Backup and disaster recovery both involve storing data primarily for data protection and business continuity. Backup, however, is about making sure you don’t lose files while disaster recovery is about making sure you don’t lose files AND that you can continue to operate your business seamlessly after an unexpected event impacting your primary site. Basically, your business continues while work is underway to restore systems.
Disaster recovery is generally focused on getting services back up and running fast. For example, you took an off-site backup an hour before a fire damages your servers. Your files are safe but how are you going to get your applications and services back up and running? That’s where disaster recovery comes in: restoring files AND services quickly so you can be back in business not in weeks but in minutes.
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