More good news for customers of Microsoft's cloud computing service, Azure: the company is now offering new backup and recovery features that will give greater peace of mind in protecting valuable digital assets stored on external servers. The development is among a raft of recent upgrades to Azure as Microsoft vies to become the dominant provider of cloud computing solutions.
Eliminating the real risks of severe or total data loss has long been a top concern for companies in the digital age, where everything is either stored in firms’ in-house systems or those of remote data centres. Hacking attacks, viruses, malware and failures in software and hardware all pose the threat of data corruption unless there are solid backup and recovery features in place.
The enhanced functions of the Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery services allow customers to benefit from comprehensive Availability on Demand, whereby they can access Azure's entire range of features, whenever they want and at enterprise level.
Azure marketing director Vibhor Kapoor said companies who continue to operate their own IT systems and are not operating in the cloud could still use Azure's backup and disaster features to secure their data. "These tools will allow on-premises assets to easily extend into Azure for disaster recovery, analytics, backup, cloud bursting, migration and development and testing," he said in a blog post.
Kapoor noted that speed, scale and cost factors remained the most important advantages for firms using cloud computing services, and that this latest development follows the launch of Azure App Service (which lets developers quickly and easily build apps for mobile and the web, for any device or platform). Also recently introduced is Azure Mobile Engagement, designed with app marketers and publishers in mind and enabling them to directly engage with their users.
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