The best model for automated backups in the cloud
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 14, 2020

The best model for automated backups in the cloud

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Azure Backup

We use Azure Backup to ensure that all of our own assets and those we manage for clients are fully recoverable with the proper RTO/RPO targets. The thing that is striking about Azure Backup compared to other cloud environments is how straightforward and simple the initial configuration is. In addition, it's not been my experience to find a straightforward utility designed around managing traditional backups on other major cloud platforms. I was expecting to have to do some of the custom scripting and scheduling that I needed to do in the past and was really happy to discover how easy it is to manage backups with Azure Backup.
  • Out-of-the-box simplicity.
  • Provides a single location to ensure backups are covered.
  • Perhaps makes users a bit more dependent on the UI of the service to use it.
  • The lack of detailed APIs makes it a little harder to integrate into an automation chain.
  • Allows for quick configuration of backups.
  • Recovery is extremely simple.
Microsoft has really listened to its user base and developed a solution to backups that work well. Their support of Azure Backup falls under the umbrella of the Azure support team overall which continues to impress as always. I feel that Azure Backup adds to the many compelling reasons that Azure continues to grow year over year.

Do you think Azure Backup delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Azure Backup's feature set?

Yes

Did Azure Backup live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Azure Backup go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Azure Backup again?

Yes

If you're looking to quickly establish backup schedules and need to quickly configure a set of new assets, Azure backup will work well. Azure backup works especially well if you're working with a standard set of needs around your scheduling, recovery, and distribution parameters. If you want to do more complicated integration into custom automation pipelines, some more web-services based providers might be a better fit.

Azure Backup Feature Ratings

Versioning
9
Video files
Not Rated
Audio files
Not Rated
Document collaboration
Not Rated
Access control
10
File search
9
Device sync
Not Rated
User and role management
10
File organization
10
Device management
Not Rated
Performance
10
Reliability
10
Storage Reports
10