What is Azure Backup?
Azure Backup is the service that you use to back up and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud. It replaces your existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a cloud-based solution that is reliable, secure, and cost-competitive. It also helps protect assets that run in the cloud. Azure Backup provides recovery services built on a world-class infrastructure that is scalable, durable, and highly available.
What can I backup?
Azure Backup can be used to backup and protect data and applications on your on-premise servers, backup scheduling can be automated with the Azure backup agent to a secure recovery vault in Azure. Azure Backup also has support for encryption, ensuring all data that is backed up to the cloud is secure.
In Azure Backup you can use Recovery Services vault when protecting Azure VMs. The Recovery Services vault is the next generation of vaults and is used to backup Azure IaaS VMs both under the classic and ARM portals.
Azure backup can also be used for application level backups and include granular level backups and restore capabilities for the following business mission critical applications such as SQL Server, SharePoint, and Exchange Server.