Retrospect, a StorCentric company, has announced the general availability of Microsoft Azure Blob Storage support for Retrospect Backup and Retrospect Virtual.
The software updates enable organisations to leverage Azure as a backup destination, and a cloud storage location, to protect on-premise data.
Included in the release is support for ransomware protection using Immutable Backup from Retrospect, which it says prevents malware from compromising critical business backups.
According to Retrospect, Microsoft Azure has grown significantly, and with its addition to the wide range of cloud storage providers that Retrospect supports, customers can select the best cloud based on their unique business.
Retrospect Backup is able to use Azure as a storage destination as well as a data source, enabling companies to protect assets stored on Blob Storage using Retrospect’s workflow options.
JG Heithcock, GM of Retrospect, says by integrating Microsoft Azure Blob Storage into Retrospect, IT administrators can utilise their organisation’s existing Microsoft Azure account for offsite backups that can be locked down for a specific retention period to protect against ransomware or other digital attacks.
Retrospect’s policy-based backup and broad set of features, with granular filtering and out-of-band backup transfers, enable businesses to have a point-in-time restore for their data, protected by Microsoft Azure in addition to Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage, among others, he adds.
Retrospect 18.1 for Windows and Mac is now generally available and free to customers who have Retrospect 18. Retrospect is available in six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.