Microsoft today announced a slew of features in February 2015 Azure Backup update. The key features included are offline seeding, long term retention and more. For example, with the latest update, customers can specify daily, weekly, monthly and yearly retention policies. Azure Backup enables customers to complete the initial backup by integrating with the Azure Import/Export service. Customers can ship the disk containing the initial backup copy to the nearest Azure datacenter.
- Long term retention – cloud as tape replacement
- Offline seeding – complete your initial seeding faster and off-the-network
- Backup all DPM workloads to Azure
- Improved monitoring and reporting in SCOM
Read more about it here.