Azure Backup Primary Use Case

SaadeAlkhoury
Managing Director/CIO at Shield Technology Programs
Currently, I have Many Azure VMs for clients, and We are doing the backup, disaster recovery, and tactical replication for all of them. We install the backup stack for our clients. We explain the situation and have our technical team complete the installation for the clients. With set up managed retention using the backup policy. We do retention, and we do security. The level of security is high on it. Most of our clients used to have Mac storage in all of their offices, such as NAS (network-attached storage) by 20, or 30 terabytes. We have informed our clients, rather than keep their storage on-premises and risking it getting damaged with no disaster recovery, it would be better to synchronize it and move it to the cloud. Some of the clients will keep it on the cloud while some others have to keep it on-premises and on the cloud at the same time for direct synchronization. The backup is configured as replication or synchronized between both of them. When we install for the client, they have a full solution. All of their computers are connected to a single sign-on with Office 365. They all have a domain on the Microsoft cloud. Included with this we add Azure, all of their HR software, ERP, and accounting on the cloud. The add-on backup to the environment will be with Microsoft. View full review »
Ayman Elsawi
IT Manager at NOMAC
We use it to backup on-premise data to Azure. We can backup the whole virtual machine to Azure if we need offsite backup. If you don't have any backup solution on-premise data center, you can rely on Azure Backup to do a backup to Azure, to the cloud. That means from on-premise to cloud backup, for data and virtual machines. View full review »
ITDEVOPS67
IT, DevOPS and Cloud Advisor at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Currently, I'm working on a project in a desktop environment where this is one of the solutions that is being used. It is a public-cloud deployment model. We are using this solution to back up VMs and data from our customers. View full review »
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Muzammil Ahmed Mohammed
Sr. IT Operations Engineer at AlGosaibi Group
We use Azure Backup as part of our disaster recovery solution. If there is a problem in the entire building then we can restore our data from over the cloud. View full review »
reviewer1289694
Team lead/ Cloud Specialist at a tech company with 11-50 employees
We are a Microsoft reseller for everything that has to do with the cloud and migrating from on-premises infrastructure. Azure Backup is one of the solutions that we implement for our clients. Our primary use case is to assist schools with moving their on-premises workloads to the cloud. We use the backup facility as it's provided by the platform to help them move everything they run on VMware, Hyper-V, or physical servers. View full review »
reviewer1317759
Cloud Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I have created a virtual machine that I use as a testbed to validate the Azure backup and restore functionality. View full review »
reviewer1310184
Senior System Specialist at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Our customers have VMs on their test environment that are backed up with Azure Backup for short retention, around one month. They need a machine that does not need integration with backup over BPE. View full review »
reviewer1352610
IT Support at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We primarily use the solution for its backup functionality. It's the number one reason we utilize the product. View full review »
Himanshu Rana
Cloud Analyst at Hanu Software
The primary use case is for restoration purposes, disaster recovery, and to back up our normal processes for example restoration. If any virtual machines go down then we can just recover from the previous restore point. View full review »
MohamedShedeed
Cloud SSP at Digitech
We are a Microsoft partner and we implement solutions for our customers. We also provide managed services. We work with most of the services on Azure, and this is one of the solutions that we have provided. Azure Backup is a public cloud service, and you can use it to backup on-premises or cloud services. The primary use case is backing up cloud services. However, if you are using it on-premises then the cloud part is much more convenient. View full review »
reviewer1323336
Asst. Manager, Cloud Solutions at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. Our customers use this solution for backing up their data to the cloud. View full review »
reviewer1373154
Sr. Cloud Operations Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
We have been this as our default backup solution since we migrated to Azure. We have both Windows and Linux systems in our environment. View full review »
Rob-Black
Microsoft Solutions Architect and Unified Communications Engineer at Nashua Comunications
We primarily use the solution for disaster recovery. View full review »
reviewer1311462
Domain Solution Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case is to have in Azure or backup with a machine on-prem. View full review »
reviewer1411173
Azure Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this solution to back up our private environment and virtual machines. View full review »
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