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Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Come to the cloud, it has consumption-based billing! But what does that mean, exactly? Is my virtual machine free if it is shut down? Let's explore the billing components of an Azure Virtual Machine. Resources in Azure all have particular ... continue reading
Automation in Azure Backup for management-at-scale

Automation in Azure Backup for management-at-scale

As you manage your operations in Azure, your backup estate might expand by including new diverse set of workloads or scale-up in volume. At small-scale, actions such as identifying the right machines to be backed up, configuring backup, monitoring their ... continue reading
Azure Backup Center - Backups and Good Governance

Azure Backup Center – Backups and Good Governance

Hello folks, Today, there is increased scrutiny and demand for oversight on your data. Furthermore, the requirements dictated by laws and regulations present a growing set of challenges to your organisation. For example, the ISO/IEC 27001:2013(E) Information technology — Security ... continue reading
Azure Backup Center: Monitor and operate

Azure Backup Center: Monitor and operate

Hello Folks, We are ITPro, Operation Specialist, Cloud Architects, backup admins…. Regardless of what label we tie ourselves to, we have a responsibility to ensure the proper operation and protection of the environments we are charged with. Included in those ... continue reading
Azure Backup Center – Report on and Optimize your Backup environment.

Azure Backup Center – Report on and Optimize your Backup environment.

Hello folks, In the first post in this series, we explored the overall capabilities ABC is the one single place for all simplified backup needs. As mentioned before, everything in one interface one place to discover and configure, to operate ... continue reading
Azure Backup Center – Your one-stop for all things backups.

Azure Backup Center – Your one-stop for all things backups.

Hello Folks, We live in a world where the only constant is change. Actually… There might be one thing that has not changed for IT pros and operation folks… The need for an appropriate backup strategy. Today, in this world ... continue reading
Built in Backup Management at Scale

Built-in backup management at scale with Backup center

During this period of the pandemic-disrupted workplace, we have seen unprecedented growth in cloud adoption and dependence on the cloud for data protection to address business continuity and ensure resilience. We understand that protecting your data from increased ransomware attacks, ... continue reading
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Windows Admin Center Capabilities

Windows Admin Center is a tool I wish I had had when I was managing servers. When the tool was first announced in 2017 under the name Project “Honolulu”, I was intrigued. I was working for a managed service provider ... continue reading

Back up Linux virtual machines running mission-critical workloads

As organizations continue to embrace Linux, we see a growing number of enterprises running business and mission-critical workloads on Linux virtual machines in Azure. Azure Backup service offers application consistent backup of Linux virtual machines in Azure to safeguard against ... continue reading
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How to backup and restore Azure file shares

Recently Azure Backup announced support for Azure file share as a workload, in public preview. Sonia took it for a spin! But first ... a word about Public Preview A public preview feature or service is available as a beta ... continue reading