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Microsoft Azure Backup Server

Microsoft Azure Backup Server or MABS is a backup solution that protects any data or information stored in the cloud from any cyber threat. It works across heterogeneous IT environments of enterprises. It is a free of cost plan that can be downloaded along with Azure Backup. MABS can be downloaded without the requirement of licenses like SQL or the System Center License. The recent update added to MABS ensures that users can perform automatic backups, browse and manage their backed up assets from a centralised portal and defend themselves from cyber security threats like ransomware and machine malfunctions. The update works to provide elevated security against all risks and threats that can compromise stored cloud data.

In case you are unfamiliar with Azure Backup Server:

  • All you need to do to protect the tons of backed up confidential assets is to download MABS today. It does not need access to server DB or SQL or System Center License.

  • You can watch the following videos to find out more about how to get started with MABS.

Important Features

The following are the upgrades added in the Azure Backup Server recently which serve to enhance security, support workloads and organise all the backup entities under one centralised roof:

A Central Monitoring System

The portal will now serve as a search engine for all the backed up assets that customers have stored in the Azure Backup Server. Customers can not only browse through their protected servers, backup items and similar assets, but also manage them from the centralised front. All the related details about the backup items, like the Azure Backup Server they are associated to, can also be done through the portal.


New security features have been included, which follows three core principles – Prevention, Alerting, and Recovery. The upgraded security features of Azure Backup Servers aims to arm organizations against all probable cyber threats and meet the risks head-on with adequate preparedness.

VMware Support

The VMware feature provides automated backups (unmonitored by agents), seamless discovery and other agent-less features. VMware support is provided by Azure Backup Servers.

Network Expansion

Azure Backup Servers is now expanding its customer demographics to include users from countries like Canada, UK, and West US2, regions it did not support before.

How To Get Started

A Recovery Services vault has to be created first in order for one to begin using the latest upgrades of MABS like the central monitoring facility. After that is done, one has to download the latest Azure Recovery Services Agent and register the Azure Backup Server to the vault created. Once the required registration procedure is fulfilled, one can move to installing the Update 1 for Azure Backup Server as well as the latest Azure Recovery Services Agent.

Security Features

One can view the following video to find out all about the recent security upgrades made to the system and the method to install them in the Azure Backup Server.

VMware Backups

The VMware VMs can be protected only by implementing four easy-to-follow steps using Azure Backup Server. There are a series of videos explaining the steps. The following video describes the first step of the procedure.

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