System Center 2012 SP1 Data Protection Manager leverages Windows Azure Online Backup to allow users to store their data online. This document includes documentation to assist users with deploying and using this feature of System Center 2012 SP1 Beta DPM.
This Document will describe how to deploy and use System Center 2012 SP1 Data Protection Manager (DPM) to store backup data in the cloud using the Windows Azure Online Backup service. With System Center 2012 SP1, DPM can now support online backup using the Windows Azure Online Backup service. To use this functionality, customers will need to subscribe to the Windows Azure Online Backup service. Following are the key benefits of the new online backup capabilities in DPM:
Reduced TCO: This service with Azure based public cloud storage will reduce total TCO for customers by providing scalability, elasticity and simplified storage management.
Peace of mind: Windows Azure based backup service helps provide a reliable, secure, robust offsite backup & restore solution that is highly available.
Simplicity: The online backup workflows are seamlessly integrated into the existing DPM backup, recovery and monitoring workflows