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Breaking News: System Center 2012 R2 DPM is now supported in an Azure Virtual Machine

Get the System Center 2012 R2 evaluation and try out DPM!This is pretty cool.

As the title says: System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now an application that Microsoft will support when running inside a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure.

I’m sure they won’t mind me sharing this.. but here is the text from an e-mail I received on the subject that spells it out nicely:

We are pleased to announce that System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) is now supported to run in Azure as an IaaS virtual machine. This announcement allows customers to deploy DPM for protection of supported workloads running in a Azure IaaS virtual machines. Customers with a System Center license can now protect workloads in Azure. Read more about it on the DPM blog.

Support for multiple virtual machine sizes

Choose the size of the virtual machine instance that will run DPM, based on number of workloads and the total data size to be protected. Start with just an A2 size virtual machine, and upgrade to a larger size to scale up and protect more workloads.

Support for Microsoft Azure Backup

Protect your data to Microsoft Azure Backup and get longer retention with the flexibility of scaling storage and compute separately. The Microsoft Azure Backup agent works seamlessly with DPM running in an Azure IaaS virtual machine.

Familiar management using the DPM console

With DPM running in an Azure IaaS virtual machine, you get the same experiences and capabilities that you are familiar with.

So, here’s what you should do:

  1. Read the announcement on the DPM Blog
  2. Set up a free 1-month Trial Azure Subscription (if you don’t already have one),
  3. Get the System Center 2012 R2 trial, and
  4. Try out DPM in an Azure Virtual Machine.

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