Microsoft has added the ability to backup SQL Server, Hyper-V VMs, SharePoint and Exchange Workloads to Azure without the need for System Center Data Protection Manager.
It is now possible to backup the following workloads to Azure:
- Azure IaaS Virtual Machines
- Windows Client (Windows 7 Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10)
- Server Based Workloads using SCDPM
- SQL Server, Hyper-V VMs, SharePoint and Exchange Workloads using the NEW Application Workloads (Disk to Disk to Cloud) Agent
Azure backup is beginning to become an ever more interesting prospect for SMEs and I’m in no doubt that with the addition of these features, Azure Backup adoption will see a sharp increase.