As we discussed in the last post "Azure Backup Center – Your one-stop for all things backup", today, there is increased scrutiny and demand for oversight on your data. Furthermore, the requirements dictated by laws and regulations present a set of challenges to your organization.
For example, the ISO/IEC 27001:2013(E) Information technology — Security techniques — Information security management systems — Requirements states in section A.12.3.1
"Backup copies of information, software and system images shall be taken and tested regularly in accordance with an agreed backup policy."
Therefore, if your enterprise is subject to that standard or is in the process of obtaining certification, you'll need to prove to auditors that you have a process to validate compliance and remediate outliers. Azure Backup Center (ABC) gives you those capabilities.
**Please consult your compliance officer for information on the requirements your enterprise is subject to.
ABC on top of providing you a way to see all the Protectable Datasources that remain unprotected, provides you with a unique location to define, assign and track Azure policies for backup across all your supported resources in Azure. Bringing your organization to your desired backup goal state through seamless integration with Azure Policy. Azure Policy allows you to track compliance against policies and create remediations when resources get "non-compliant".
For more information, please see the documentation on docs.microsoft.com or using the links below.
- Govern your backup estate using Backup Center
- Azure Policy built-in definitions for Azure Backup
- Azure Policy documentation
And as always,
- Learn more and get started with Backup center.
- Tell us how we can improve Azure Backup by contributing new ideas and voting up existing ones in the Azure Backup feedback forum.
- Write to AskAzureBackupTeam@microsoft.com for preview sign ups.