The IT industry is excited about the general availability of Windows Server with enhancements to Active Directory, Hyper-V failover clustering, remote desktop services, and file and storage services. Protecting these workloads is amongst the top priorities for IT admins managing their datacenters. With its cloud first enterprise backup architecture , Azure Backup enables IT admins to be essentially free from infrastructure management tasks such as provisioning infrastructure for backup needs, security, and maintenance. Whether you are running Windows Server on premises or in Azure and want to protect your files and folders, private cloud deployments, or server applications, we provide a comprehensive strategy for all your Windows Server deployments. With Windows Server Backup , you can backup a full server all volumes or selected volumes , system state to local disk, and do a bare metal recovery to local disk in case of any disaster. You get an application-consistent backup of Azure IaaS VMs, with no hassles of licensing backup software and provisioning compute and storage infrastructure, and with the ease of instantly restoring individual files and folders on the Azure IaaS VMs. This provides for comprehensive protection of File Server, Active Directory, and IIS-Web Server roles, and allows for quick recovery from corruption and disasters by eliminating server-setup chores and giving instant access to backed-up data.
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One of the key endeavors of the cloud-first approach of Azure Backup is to empower enterprises to recover from security attacks, corruptions, disasters, or data loss situations quickly, securely, and reliably. Restoring servers efficiently in the wake of evolving IT threats involves going beyond recovering data alone from backups. Our customers have expressed varying degrees of complexity in how their operating systems and applications are configured. Restoring this dynamic configuration captured in the form of the Windows Server System State, in addition to data, with minimum infrastructure, forms a critical component of disaster recovery. Today we are extending the data backup capabilities of the Azure Backup agent to enable customers to perform comprehensive, secure, and reliable Windows Server recoveries. Azure Backup will now integrate with the Windows Server Backup feature that is available natively on every Windows Server and provide seamless and secure backups of your Windows Server System State directly to Azure without the need to provision any on-premises infrastructure.
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The best cloud backup services make it easy for you to back up your files and folders online, and access them from mobile and desktop devices. It is ridiculously cheap, not to mention that 5TB should go a very long way in covering your storage needs. View Deal. Secure, business-grade online backup for everyone, no strings attached. If running regular backups is important for home users, especially during the current new normal, it's essential in business: losing even a small fraction of your most important data, for a brief period of time, could still be a real disaster; especially with a lot of privacy laws like GDPR around. You could try to protect yourself by copying files to USB flash drives or to external hard drives , but that takes time and effort. It also leaves you vulnerable to fire, theft and hardware failure. There's also the option to simply use back up software with a file sync solution , especially when connected to a cloud storage service , but that might not work so well for larger businesses. Choosing the right backup solution can seem tricky, as there's a lot to consider, given the rising threat of ransomware.