Microsoft recently announced some cool new features for the Azure backup service. Since Data Protection Manager integrated with Windows Azure is one of the best backup systems for Microsoft Exchange, this announcement can have a significant impact to the backup strategy of Exchange Server.
Long term retention – cloud as tape replacement
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.