For the past few months, I have been working with fellow MVP Charbel Nemnom (@CharbelNemnom) on the following whitepaper.


About the Authors

Adin Ermie | @AdinErmie

Charbel Nemnom | @CharbelNemnom



This whitepaper is written by Adin Ermie and Charbel Nemnom which describes Azure Backup service as a platform in Microsoft Azure public cloud.

This whitepaper was written to explore the Azure Backup service in a deeper way, diving into the finer details of how things work, and to help people understand where it differs from what we traditionally used to do in the backup world.


Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Component Breakdown
    • Azure Backup (MARS) Agent
    • Recovery Services Vault
    • Underlying Storage
    • Data Transfer, Compression, and Encryption
  • How Backups Work
    • Traditional Methodologies
    • Azure Backup Methodologies


This is the first whitepaper that I participated in as an author. It has been a great experience to collaborate with others in the field.

You can download it for free on the TechNet Gallery here: 

Feedback is always welcome.