A big announcement for UK customers, Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery is now available in the UK datacentres:
We’re pleased to announce Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery now available in the UK.
Azure Backup - The Azure-based service you can use to back up (or protect) and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud. Azure Backup enables Azure IaaS VM backup as well as replace your existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a cloud-based solution that is reliable, secure, and cost-competitive.
Azure Site Recovery - Contributes to your BCDR strategy by orchestrating replication of on-premises virtual machines and physical servers. You replicate servers and VMs from your primary on-premises datacenter to the cloud (Azure), or to a secondary datacenter.