Azure Backup

Who Uses Azure Backup?

Designed for businesses of all sizes, it is a cloud-based data backup solution that provides data encryption and saves it for extended periods.

What Is Azure Backup?

Cloud-based backup as a service with incremental backups and continuous data encryption.

Azure Backup Details

Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com

Founded 1975

Azure Backup pricing overview

Azure Backup does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. Azure Backup paid version starts at US$5.00/month.


Starting Price

US$5.00/month

Free Version

No

Free Trial

No

Azure Backup deployment and support

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web

Azure Backup Features

  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Cloud Storage Backup
  • Compression
  • Continuous Backup
  • Encryption
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Remote Server Options
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Web Access / Restoration

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Azure Backup Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.5/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.3
Customer Service 4.2
Features 4.4
Value for Money 4.1

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Munyaradzi allan N.
IT Security Consultant
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 03/12/2019

"Azure Backup is one of the best tools"

Comments: The application has a lot of memory space and l managed to store as more infomation as possible

Pros: Azure Backup is a very good tool that has allowed the company to store and retrieve information easily. It is very important tool that is very cost effective and easy to maintain.

Cons: It has its complications especially when the network is overload. you will to re initiate the channel connections

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  • Reviewed on 03/12/2019
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CIO
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    2 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/04/2020

"Perfect for in-cloud backup"

Comments: This is a great tool to easily back up data on an Azure based VM.

Pros: It is now very easy to enable and configure for workloads running on servers within Azure. There are options to configure the basic settings directly on the virtual machine blade itself.

Cons: It is not a great option for local workloads. While you can configure it for local and cloud backup it is cumbersome and the reporting is not the greatest.

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  • Reviewed on 28/04/2020
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Sales Manager
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    2 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    2 /5
  • Customer Support
    2 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/04/2018

"One of Microsofts more expensive products, with average delivery."

Pros: Great integration with other Microsoft tools, and even other operating systems. User-friendly for storing data (Very secure,) great for beginners to set up.

Cons: Pricing is affordable but can get very expensive right away. The pay-as-you-go option is deceptive. Tech support is at an additional cost.

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  • Reviewed on 01/04/2018
Verified Reviewer
DBA
Food & Beverages, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    2 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
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  • Reviewed on 20/10/2020

"A low-cost solution for Remote backups."

Comments: I use Azure Backup weekly to manage backups for branches abroad.

Pros: We use this solution to make backups of branches abroad. The main advantage is to use only one client on the remote computer to capture the necessary files and send them to Azure Backup. It is very efficient and of low cost when compared to the acquisition of traditional backup infrastructure in each branch.

Cons: The product delivers what it promises, reducing negative aspects. But what I can highlight is the lack of integration and enterprise tools like SAP. It would be an opportunity to allow integration for system backup directly to Azure. Today he just captures the finished file.

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  • Reviewed on 20/10/2020
Alfredo R.
ventas
51-200 Employees
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
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  • Reviewed on 13/03/2018

"There are some awesome backup solutions out there, I'm talking about products born in virtualization"

Pros: 1966/5000
There are some impressive backup solutions out there, I'm talking about products born in virtualization ... and not those designed for tape backup 20 years ago that some of you buy because that's what they've always bought. Some of the excellent products are even advertised on this site. They have their own unique approaches and points of sale, which I should applaud, and I encourage you to visit their sites and try their free trial versions. Then you have options, and that's a very good thing.
We use a lot of DPM and store our long term in Azure, as described by Aiden. I want to share some important obstacles that we have come across so you can benefit from our experiences.
1) We had a DPM protection group with 76 protected Hyper-V virtual machines. This protection group was programmed to send recovery points to Azure all at once. 76 was too much and the OBEngine.exe service (Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent) was blocked every night, so I had to restart the OBEngine service and manually restart these online backups every day. By splitting the protection group into several smaller protection groups (each protecting about 20 Hyper-V servers instead of 76) and scheduling them to send recovery points to Azure at different times of the night, the problem was solved. I do not think this is a bandwidth problem (since we have a lot) but that the OBEngine service was being overwhelmed. The errors I found in DPM every morning clearly indicated that the OBEngine

Cons: It lacks options for life cycle management.
- Some of the functions only work in the classic portal.
The reliability of the services depends on the technological and financial capacity of the providers of services in the cloud. The information of the company must go through different nodes to reach its destination, each of them (and its channels) are a source of insecurity. The centralization of the applications and the storage of the data originates an interdependence of the service providers. It is useful if you are not familiar with Azure to take an online training course that will definitely take you a long way to master it and increase your confidence in the product. It tends to use resources and when the VM goes down it is slow and freezes. the dashboard design is confusing AF, it is difficult to find things. You pay the support, or send them a tweet and cross your fingers. Billing is confusing, especially at the beginning, and it is impossible to estimate costs without seeing the use of an entire application / site. infrastructure as a service allows me to free up time and resources until then to maintain its own infrastructure, security measures are beyond the reach of most companies, security regulations give customers the confidence that their data will be totally protected. The support was incomplete (my experience of 1 in 18 months was very disappointing). In summary, regardless of what the system tells you, if you do not buy a help plan, it is SOL

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  • Reviewed on 13/03/2018