Earlier this month we announced that we have expanded the capabilities of the HubStor cloud data platform to support our Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Archive-as-a-Service (AaaS) offerings to include support for virtual machines running on Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure.
Support for Hyper-V means we now support BaaS and AaaS on the world’s two most-used on-premises hypervisors (VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V), making our virtual machine backup and recovery solution even more complete. From this, support for Azure VMs was clearly the next logical step.
Yes, Azure does offer its own backup option, but many enterprises don’t consider this to be enough. At HubStor, we believe that you don’t really have full data protection until you have a segregated set of backups that you own and control. With the HubStor solution, your Azure VMs will be backed up to your private HubStor instance in Azure, so you won’t have any added costs for data egress. You also have the option to automatically replicate your backup data to a different Azure Region, giving you an extra layer of data protection.
One advantage of using HubStor’s Backup-as-a-Service platform is that we make it very easy to ensure that your organization is following the 3-2-1 rule of data protection, which some folks refer to as the “Golden Rule of Backup”. Other data protection solutions can be configured to adhere to this standard, but HubStor streamlines and simplifies the process.
For me personally, the support for Azure VMs is the more exciting part of the news. With support for Azure VMs, HubStor now supports all aspects of the Microsoft Cloud. We have full support for Microsoft 365 – including message journaling (we also support journaling for on-premises Exchange). OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams. We’re also ready for the changes Microsoft is currently rolling out for how Teams handles audio and video recordings of meetings.
If you’re interested in more details on our specific backup, recovery, and archive offerings, you can find answers in the datasheets listed here:
- General VM backup
- Microsoft Hyper-V backup
- Microsoft Azure VM backup
- Microsoft 365, including support for Multi-Geo location
- Microsoft Teams
One thing that sometimes gets lost in discussions of everything HubStor can do for you is this – we have an easy-to-use interface that allows you to manage all of your backups and archives from a single unified console. No more point solutions needed.
If the datasheets don’t provide the specific details you’re looking for, please contact us directly.