How can we improve Azure Pack?

Allow tenants to protect and recover their virtual machines

It is very important for tenants to have control over backup and recovery of the VMs they created in their Windows Azure Pack VM Clouds. It should be possible to backup VMs while online and recover while offline.

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Hans Vredevoort shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
under review  ·  Rupi Sureshkumar responded  · 

We are reviewing a feature for disaster recovery for VMs. If you have particular ideas about the feature, please share with us here. Note that disaster recovery and backup/recovery are different features.


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  • Daniel Apps commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Given the code was already written for the DPM resource provider and demo'd this shouldn't be a huge project to accomplish?

    The biggest gap in WAP is tenant managed backup. Providing the resource provider that was demo'd and promised would make WAP an easier sell to service providers.

    Acronis have a resource provider for WAP but as a Microsfot shop we'd much rather use DPM. That said, backup is not a choice, the vendor is.

  • Aaron Marks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Tenants should be able to backup their VMs with DPM. They should be able to see how often it's backed up, list recovery points, perform restores, receive notifications/reports for compliance, and take one-off backups

  • Stanislav Zhelyazkov commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To be able to add DPM as resource provider in WAP thus enabling the capability of backing up VMs and providing possibility for Tenants to make restore of a VM.

  • Tim Day commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be a great feature. Allow tenants to select "Backup VM" which would backup the VM in DPM. Then get usage reports for billing used backup storage.

  • Stanislav Zhelyazkov commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Integration with DPM should be out of the box experience. For other backup solutions will be best if Microsoft can partner with them and they create Resource providers for their Backup solutions.

  • Samir FARHAT (MVP) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, i think that an integration with a backup Solution (DPM, BE, Veeam, Altaro...) is a must if WAP will be used by a Service Provider for example. Starting integration with DPM out-of-the box is a nice feature.

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