Azure Backup & Recovery Best Practises

“Cloud computing is a no-brainer for any start-up because it allows you to test your business plan very quickly for little money. Every start-up, or even a division within a company that has an idea for something new, should be figuring out how to use cloud computing in its plan.”  

                                                                                                         –Brad Jefferson, Animoto CEO. 2009. 

As time moves forward with new technologies and their continuous need for improvement, enterprises have to transform and advance their business operations with proper protection of their information data. On-premises are proven to be an insufficient and expensive way of storing data, whereas cloud computing offers a replicated environment for storing data other than its original storing place. Business continuity can only be possible when there are no disruptions in data loss. For that matter, disaster recovery strategy is a critical component to bring the goal to life. Cloud solutions offer Azure Backup for leading services to provide space, scalability, and redundancy.  

Here are five primary Azure Backup and recovery practices as a strategy for cloud solutions :

Assess Your Requirements 

 The Azure Site Recovery (ASR) service solution is excellent to keep business, applications, and workloads functional within proper physical infrastructure when there is a case of an outage. Azure blob storage offers archiving and backup solutions to all diverse requirements.  

Evaluate Storage Requirements 

Azure backup recovery solutions reduce your dependence on using On-premises, automated storage management and ensure security and transit of your data in check. It gets used for backup files, folders, system states, SQL servers, ASP HANA databases, etc.  

Estimate Resource Utilization and Costs 

You can estimate and calculate the price based on what you will require such as, the frequency of backup schedules, the number of policies that need to create, the number of items that need to be protected, etc. Azure backup solutions offer a flexible price plan which entirely depends upon the list of things to be protected, the quantity of data to be stored. 

  • Optimize for Performance; Policy configuration is the single most crucial aspect for efficient optimal performance. It provides a VM disk to ensure the backup is in parallel by creating storage accounts for adequate load balancing in the VM disk, which is excellent for optimal backup speed.  
  • Identify Right Recovery Options; Azure Backup service offers flexibility in deciding the kind and frequency of data backup plan. Users will get to create their VM disk in which they can restore and replace whenever they like. The choice of picking the most appropriate backup plan that can recover your data fast will eventually improve your organization’s overall performance.  

So, you must have got already how important it is to choose the proper backup and recovery best practices for the smooth functioning of your organization. To get your first Azure backup and recovery plan, contact iSmile Technologies for the best consultant. 

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