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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Azure Backup?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Azure Backup?

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17 Answers
Director of Technology at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
08 April 21

I like that it's a simple system.

IT Manager at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
31 March 21

We are happy with this product and have not found any issues while using it.

Cloud Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
04 October 20

The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it is easy to create a backup by using Azure Backup.

It also has a good user interface and nice features for sending notifications when any backup fails or there is a change in the status of virtual machines.

Azure Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
03 September 20

The initial setup was very easy.

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Cloud Analyst at Hanu Software
09 July 20

The most valuable feature is the ease in which it backs up our data.

IT Support at NCPB
Real User
05 July 20

The best aspect of the solution is its backup functionality.

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Sr. Cloud Operations Engineer at Sunera Technologies
05 July 20

The MARS agent makes it easy to use.

Domain Solution Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
18 May 20

I have no issues with the stability at all. So I don't necessarily care about the stability of the product. I look more at whether or not can I recover. And I haven't had a failed recovery yet. I've got no failed recoveries of all my years.

Ayman Elsawi - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at NOMAC
Real User
06 May 20

First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client. You can schedule it as you like. You can also control the bandwidth, so the backup will not utilize. The internet will depend on the bandwidth.

Sr. IT Operations Engineer at AlGosaibi Group
Real User
23 April 20

Azure Backup is good because it is entirely cloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe.

M A Nakib - PeerSpot reviewer
Asst. Manager, Cloud Solutions at Corporate Projukti Limited
Real User
Top 5
12 April 20

It is easy to schedule backups.

Senior System Specialist at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SPA
19 March 20

It's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it.

Team lead/ Cloud Specialist at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Real User
16 February 20

The fact that Azure Backup is integrated is one of its biggest advantages.

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Managing Director/CIO at Shield Technology Programs
Real User
Top 5
19 December 19

One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data.

it_user1226136 - PeerSpot reviewer
Microsoft Solutions Architect and Unified Communications Engineer at Nashua Comunications
Real User
18 November 19

The backup features are very useful.

MohamedShedeed - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud SSP at Digitech
Real User
24 September 19

The storage backup is very efficient.

IT, DevOPS and Cloud Advisor at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
10 September 19

This solution allows me to restore either the VM or the data, depending on what is needed.

Related Questions
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 01, 2021
How does Azure Backup differ from Veeam Backup & Replication? Which would you recommend?
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Karthik_C - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at AspireNXT
25 October 21
The Major difference between third party tool (Veeam) versus native backup(Azure or AWS). in azure backup client/user will be locked with OEM . Where is in Veeam you can keep data in Azure blob or AWS bucket.  
01 November 21
Veeam has a version for Azure but there are organizations, like ours, that are considering moving to an Azure environment and wonder if Azure Backup is better than Veeam Backup and Replication (Veeam VBR). Here is what we found: Azure Backup provides different options. First, their Azure native IaaS level backup. This option runs as a service in the Azure platform. The second option involves running Azure Backup via the Mars agent. The Mars agent has the advantage of providing a lower Recovery Point Objective (RPO) - 8 hours instead of 24. The Mars agent option doesn’t support restore to IaaS functionality. Azure stores the data in a recovery vault. It compresses the data but doesn’t allow deduplication. At this point we started considering using Veeam Backup & Replication. VBR provides continuous availability for cloud, virtual, Kubernetes, and physical workloads. We liked that we can recover individual files easily at VM and file-level. The backups are image-based and fast. It integrates to MS SQL and Oracle, which translate into instant recovery. The versatility of the platform is another advantage. And that VBR provides immutable storage gives us peace of mind. I think it is great for small and medium organizations’ virtualized environments but it is so scalable that it could also work for larger businesses. On top of that, the price is reasonable. VBR has some things to improve, though. Getting the hang of the SAN-based backups can be tricky. It would be also nice to have admin controls for moving backup storage between devices. It takes a bit too long to start the management console. They don’t provide monitoring on backup jobs either. Conclusions We went with Veeam VBR because of the ease of use, the fast rollback, and deduplication features. The price was also better.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 18, 2019
There's a lot of vendor hype about backup and recovery solutions. It's an important decision and you don't want to recommend the wrong software for your business. What questions should someone ask before purchasing backup and recovery? Help your peers ask the right questions so that they'll make the best decision.
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PeerSpot user
Sales Engineer - Great Lakes Region at StorageCraft Technology Corp.
18 September 19
Backup software can be divided into two groups; file-level backups and image-based backups. Avoid solutions that require both methods to recover a system. I would avoid any company that uses a file-based backup for the simple reason that recovery of a server is going to be cumbersome. Image backups take a copy of the whole disk and then tracks the changes for the following backups. Image backups allow for simple recovery of an entire server, most can restore individual files but make sure to ask. Some of the questions you will want to ask the vendor depends on your needs and the environment. In all cases, I would want a clear understanding of how to manage the system. For example how does setting up the backup job work and do you have to do it for each server? Have them show you the restore process for files and full systems how many steps and how long does it take? Is there a feature that will replicate off-site or to a cloud service that you can recovery your servers in the event of a disaster? Is the user interface easy to use and understand? Can you restore to dissimilar hardware or virtual environment? Can it back up workstations from the same interface? Do you have to buy an additional server and Windows OS for the backup system? How long has the vendor been in business? Full disclosure, I work for StorageCraft. StorageCraft has a great product called ShadowXafe that can scale from the small to large companies, check it out.
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