Is Backup Exec Stepping Up to Protect Azure File Shares?

Cloud file-shares are shared-file storage hosted in the cloud, built to provide file server capabilities to users accessing on-premises. 

What is Azure Files? 

Azure Files is shared file storage hosted in Azure Cloud, and users from on-premises can mount file shares from Azure Cloud and access files concurrently using Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.  So, why the need for Azure Files?  The primary concern of file servers hosted on-premises is the cost of maintenance. For example, time spent updating the file server’s operating system patches, adding security updates, anticipating future data growth, and the direct cost of provisioning storage, so the server never reaches capacity. 

Is Backup Exec stepping up to protect Azure File shares? 

Yup, you got that right!  Backup Exec has always had a journey with a Cloud-focused strategy. Starting from sending on-premises workload data into the cloud using Cloud Connectors, adding support for hybrid cloud storage solutions, all the way to offering a disaster recovery-based solution for on-premises infrastructure. Backup Exec always had the vision to provide data protection offerings in the interest of our customers.  In continuation of that vision, we are happy to announce that we are introducing support Azure Files with the release of Backup Exec 21.1.  

For more information, contact your Ingram Micro Sales rep or Joel Boweya-Ndjoli – your Veritas Channel Account specialist at Joel.Boweya-Ndjoli@ingrammicro.com today to learn more. 

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