An easy choice for 'simple' backup requirements on Cloud
March 25, 2021

An easy choice for 'simple' backup requirements on Cloud

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Azure Backup

We have been using Azure Backups for the last 2 years, since we started migrating VM workloads to Azure. It's an excellent (and obvious) choice for 'simple' VM backups as it is very easy to implement and to administer.

As a native feature from Azure, its integration to Microsoft products (such as Windows VMs and Azure SQL instances) is very good and reliable. It has a friendly user interface, compatible with the Azure visual identity and usage. Its implementation/initial configuration is straightforward, even for those who don't have much experience implementing and managing backup environments.

Different from the more complex backup platforms/implementations, Azure Backup runs pretty well... We have almost zero 'backup job' failures. It just completes successfully every time.
  • Microsoft products (especially Azure) integration (Windows/Azure SQL instances).
  • Easy to implement and to administer.
  • Friendly interface, compatible to Azure visual identity.
  • Easy to back up and restore.
  • Relatively good backup performance.
  • Backup granularity (choose only some folders/files to backup).
  • Application awareness/consistency backups.
  • Better visualization of policies/schedules (it is not practical to go VM to VM to check the applied schedule).
  • Reports and metrics.
  • It allowed us to have our VMs protected very quickly and with simple implementation.
  • It saved us from taking backups from Azure workloads from the on-prem environment, or even deploying a Backup environment on the cloud.
  • It has a low/'controlled' cost as you "pay-as-you-go."
  • Veeam Backup & Replication and Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
I won't say Azure Backup stacks up against these mentioned backup solutions, they're just for different approaches/implementations.
Depending on your requirements, you may have a mix of Azure Backups for 'simpler' backups and another backup tool for the most complex applications or more granular backups.

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

Azure Backup is very well suited for 'simple' VM Backups. Basically, if a snapshot works good for your server/application, than the Azure Backup will work for you. It is a full copy of the entire VM.

If you need more complex backup configurations or granularity, then maybe it won't fit to your needs.

Azure Backup Feature Ratings

Versioning
10
Video files
Not Rated
Audio files
Not Rated
Document collaboration
Not Rated
Access control
10
File search
Not Rated
Device sync
10
User and role management
10
File organization
Not Rated
Device management
10
Performance
9
Reliability
10
Storage Reports
6