With all the interesting announcements with BUILD this week, you might have missed this which, to me, signals that the end is near for the wait for Azure Backup and DR related features to be available in “Azure v2” aka Azure Resource Manager.
Now in public preview: Azure Backup for ARM VMs! Check out the full post with instructions on how to get started – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/backup-azure-vms-first-look-arm/
Seeing some of the these features being ported over means that organizations looking to start out using the cloud to supplement there on-prem backup and recover plans aren’t locked into the Azure Service Manager model.
No word yet on the big guns like Azure Site Recovery, but being able to snapshot an Azure VM for backup purposes making moving some on-prem workloads to the cloud much easier!