If you haven’t moved some of your workloads to cloud, you’re probably thinking about it right now. The cloud offers many benefits—cost savings, security, flexibility, mobility, insight, increased collaboration, quality control, disaster recovery (DR), loss prevention, automatic software updates, competitive edge, sustainability, and more.
The flexibility and power of the cloud can also come with some confusion about what services are needed, however. Terms like software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS) can be confusing and may lead to more expense and support than needed.
Let’s assume you need something between SaaS and IaaS—a service that includes the servers, storage, and networking layers so you can focus more time and effort on application development and deployment. PaaS eliminates the need to deploy servers, networking, and virtualization, presenting an application layer that is ready for development. Want to build a Microsoft Azure SQL Server instance without the headache of building the environment yourself? This scenario is where PaaS comes in.
The introduction of the cloud has opened the doors to many opportunities, including as a means of eliminating the traditional data center. But what about backups? It’s true cloud providers do provide backup utilities, and PaaS applications may also have their own built-in backup utilities.
However, NetBackup provides unparalleled next-generation data protection by minimizing costs and complexity and ensuring greater business continuity with a solution that unifies data protection across the entire enterprise. If you’re using multiple applications in your PaaS environment, having a single solution like NetBackup to orchestrate backup and recovery is both efficient and cost-effective.
NetBackup has the ability to connect and back up cloud resources directly from its web UI, making it the perfect partner to your PaaS infrastructure. NetBackup also discovers and reports on the backup status of your PaaS resources and helps manage recovery using the vendor’s recovery tools.
Using NetBackup PaaS to Restore Azure SQL Databases
Azure SQL Database is a fully managed PaaS database engine that handles most of the database management functions. Azure SQL Database is always running on the latest stable version of the SQL Server database engine and patched operating system (OS) with 99.99 percent availability. The PaaS capabilities built into Azure SQL Database let you focus on the domain-specific database administration and optimization activities that are critical for your business. NetBackup combines the capabilities of Azure PaaS with the ease of use, cost savings, and ability to store your data wherever you want it.
You can use NetBackup to protect and recover PaaS Azure SQL Database in four easy steps:
NetBackup is not only your trusted on-premises backup suite, it’s also your one-stop choice to back up all your cloud resources with simple tools that accomplish complex tasks. Whether your cloud goals include SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS, NetBackup enterprise tools make backing up your data easier and will help lower your organization’s long-term storage costs as well.