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Backup data in Microsoft Azure Hyper-V VMs

Agentless Azure VM data protection and archive with HubStor. 

Backup and archiving for Microsoft Azure VMs

Organizations desire the extra safeguard of a secure, segregated backup of the data on their mission-critical applications running on virtual machines hosted on Microsoft Azure. Request demo. 

Reliable backup

HubStor easily maintains a synthetic full backup of your virtual machines, the data within them, and their configuration. Perform backups at the data center, cluster, or individual VM levels. 

Instant flexible recovery

Restore data from files residing in the file system of the virtual machine’s Guest OS. Restore the entire VM to the original virtual machine, any other existing virtual machine, or to a new virtual machine created by the restore job.

Full control

You set your backup policies and permissions, at the level that works for you – data center, cluster, or per VM. You can store backups in the cloud region of your choice, giving you full data residency control.


HubStor’s BaaS will automatically find all VMs at the level you’re configuring backup policies for, so you don’t have to. Any newly-created virtual machines will be discovered and automatically protected

Enterprise security

Secure storage for your backup data residing in a dedicated, SOC 2 compliant instance of HubStor’s data management platform, using end-to-end encryption. 
Azure VM backup

Hosting your VMs in the cloud isn’t enough to ensure data protection

Especially at large scale, hosting your Microsoft Hyper-V VMs on Azure can be very cost effective – but don’t pay the additional cost of thinking that will automatically provide the level of data protection that your organization needs. Sound familiar? 

  • Applying your current on-premises backup solution to your Azure-hosted VMs isn’t efficient – and can come with astronomical data egress charges. 
  • Microsoft’s Azure VM Backup seems like a reasonable option – except that it requires installation of software on every VM and doesn’t backup any VMs that aren’t running at the time of the backup job. 
  • To minimize its effect on VM performance Azure VM Backup requires that you use a complex configuration of staggered backup schedules – and the actual data from the most-recent backup may not be in the Azure Backup vault until hours after the backup job has completed.

Experience a modern backup solution built for cloud-hosted VMs 

With HubStor Backup-as-a-Service, you only set your backup and data retention policies, and HubStor does the rest. How HubStor out-performs other approaches to Azure VM backup: 

  • HubStor’s solution is agentless – no need to install additional software on every VM.
  • HubStor backups have zero impact on VM performance, and VMs can be backed up regardless of their running state.
  • All backup sets are encrypted and reside within your organization’s HubStor tenant, separate from your organization’s VMs.
  • HubStor backup sets can be automatically replicated to a different Azure region entirely and can be restored to any Azure region.
  • Your backup data leaves your organization’s Azure instances, but never leaves Azure, which results in no backup-related data egress cost

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Experience modern backup built for modern Azure Hyper-V environments

To get the best and most cost-effective data protection for your Azure-hosted virtual machines you need a solution that was built for that express purpose. How HubStor enhances your Azure VM backup and recovery

  • HubStor backup for Azure VMs is agentless – there’s no need to install backup software on each and every virtual machine.
  • HubStor backup jobs have zero performance impact on virtual machines.
  • Granular control of backup policies – configure at the data center, cluster, and individual level, the same hierarchy used in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).
  • HubStor Azure VM backup finds all virtual machines automatically, providing a huge time saving during initial deployment.
  • Autodiscovery keeps running and will find newly-created virtual machines and provide data protection for them – no need to worry about new VMs being unprotected.
  • During backup, HubStor captures the VM and all its associated files, including VMCX, VMRS, VSV, VHD, and AVHD files, backing up the VM’s data and its configuration.
  • Backup data is deduplicated and compressed as it’s stored, making the HubStor solution even more cost-effective.

Recover from accidental or malicious deletions within Azure VMs 

Data loss within your Azure VM environment can easily cause downtime for your mission-critical applications. You need fast and reliable restore options to support your organization. 

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On-demand recovery

Restore select files or folders within a VM’s Guest OS, or the entire virtual machine to its original location, an alternate location, or export externally. 
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Time and space efficiency

HubStor takes advantage of Azure’s Changed Block Tracking (CBT) for virtual disks to minimize bandwidth and space usage of your Azure VM backups.
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Optimal fidelity

Maintain versions of the virtual machines and their configurations. This lets you recover previous versions. 
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Flexible point-in-time recovery

Perform non-destructive restores using HubStor’s point-in-time recovery capabilities, easily retrieving the specific data you want. 
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Enterprise-grade scalability

Azure VM implementations tend to increase in scale – you need a data protection solution can scale with you. HubStor has no limit on backup storage. 

The safe play against ransomware

Malicious actors are getting smarter — many know how to circumvent legacy backup technologies.

Here’s how HubStor protects you:

  • Your local backups are also stored in the cloud, encrypted.
  • The cloud copy resides on immutable object storage.
  • And HubStor maintains an additional segregated copy in the cloud also.
  • You can recover virtual machines instantly in the cloud or on-premises.

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Which BaaS model is right for you?

Deploy now on-demand into one of our shared SaaS instances, or talk to us about spinning up a dedicated backend.

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If you’d like to start using HubStor right now to provide data protection for Microsoft Azure VMs, you can download it now and deploy it in a few simple steps.  Deploy now

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Sleep better with a truly-segregated backup of your Azure-hosted VMs 

 It’s only a true backup if you own it, have full control over it, have full access to it, and it is completely decoupled from the primary data.  Request demo

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