A few hours ago the product group released the great information regarding that DPM now is supported to run as a IaaS in Azure protecting other IaaS Azure servers. There are some important facts that you need to consider and this blogpost will cover the basics that you need to get started.
The IaaS Azure virtual machine must be a virtual machine that is A2 or higher. Please keep in mind that DPM can also protect workloads that runs across multiple Azure cloud services that have the same Azure virtual network and Azure subscription. The number of disks that can be used for the DPM disk pool is limited be the size of the virtual machine. If you want to know more about size limits please read this information regarding Azure Virtual Machines (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/azure/dn197896.aspx).
The workloads that are supported to backup in Azure are:
- Windows Server 2012 R2 – Datacenter and Standard
- Windows Server 2012 – Datacenter and
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – Standard and
- SQL Server
- SQL Server 2008
- SQL Server
- SharePoint 2010
For further information please read this blog post published by the DPM team http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2014/09/04/azure-iaas-workload-protection-using-data-protection-manager.aspx.
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