Is Microsoft Azure Online Backup Overpriced?

Author: Nick Mueller, What does $1,094 a month buy you from Microsoft Azure Online Backup? The answer is: 500GB of online storage, no platform support beyond Windows, extra charges to recover your data, and upgraded phone support – 4x higher overall costs and less functionality than alternative online backup solutions like Zetta. Of course, it’s possible to lower that bill by choosing Microsoft’s “standard” or “included” support levels, but IT managers who have experienced a major server crash or disaster recovery event know that in those situations relying on email support or self-service knowledge forums takes significantly longer (at best) and doesn’t actually solve your problems (at worst). Read more at


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