Announcing VMware backup with Azure Backup Server

| November 17, 2016

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Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) is a cloud-first backup solution of Azure Backup to protect data and workloads across heterogeneous IT environments of enterprises. It is available as a free download with Azure Backup without the requirement of System Center License or an SQL license for the server DB. We are excited to announce that Azure Backup Server now supports VMware VM backup to disk and to cloud for offsite copy or long term retention. Prior to this update, Azure Backup Server protected workloads such as SQL, Exchange, Sharepoint and files on Windows servers running either on physical machines or Hyper-V, VMware virtual machines.

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