Azure Backup: a complete online backup solution that is reliable, secure and cost-effective
Azure Backup replaces your existing onsite or offsite backup solution with a cloud-based solution. Azure Backup backs up data, machine status and workloads running on local machines and Azure Virtual Machine (VM) instances. Among the components of Azure Backup, the following are the most suitable for SMEs depending on the situation:
Microsoft Azure Recovery Service (MARS) is an agent that can be downloaded and installed on a Windows PC (Windows 7 or later) or server (Windows Server 2008 or later) to back up that individual machine. The agent will back up the data files, folders and system status and send them directly to a backup vault in Azure.
Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) enables disk-to-disk-to-cloud backup with centralized local management and cost-effective Azure-based offsite storage. MABS is used to protect locally hosted workloads such as Windows Client, Hyper-V, VMware, SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange. All you need is an Azure subscription to perform backups, hardware and virtual capacity to install Microsoft Azure Backup Server, and a Windows Server license.
Azure Backup extension allows full backups of Azure virtual machines (Windows/Linux).