Don’t be a Luddite! Get rid of your old, outdated tape backup software

Don’t be a Luddite! Get rid of your old, outdated tape backup software

Microsoft just announced a number of new features in their February 2015 Azure Backup update. The key capabilities (for non System Center users) are:

  • Long term retention – cloud as tape replacement
  • Offline seeding – complete your initial seeding faster and off-the-network

With the latest update, customers can specify daily, weekly, monthly and yearly retention policies. Customers can now retain their data for up to 99 years in Azure! If you are using tapes to address your long term retention needs – this release provides a compelling value prop to use Azure to address your backup and long term retention needs.

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Free Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines

Free Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines

Real time protection from the latest threats, on-demand scheduled scanning, and collection of antimalware events to your storage account via Azure Diagnostics at no additional charge.

The Microsoft Antimalware capability in Azure is a single-agent solution built on the same platform as Microsoft Security Essentials [MSE], Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune, and Windows Defender for Windows 8.0 and higher.

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