Microsoft is excited to announce the release of Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager. This is a feature-rich release and an important milestone in Microsoft cloud integrated backup vision. In the coming weeks, Microsoft will publish detailed blogs and videos of the new features, keep watching this space for more!
Azure is an integral and important part of this update rollup. Every feature of this update has an element of Azure plugged in to it. Customers will experience similar functionality and a more seamless experience irrespective of whether their data is protected locally or to the cloud. We have enabled more features for customers who are already using Azure for their long term backup & retention needs. If Azure is not an integral part of your DPM led backup strategy, this release still provides a compelling value prop.
The high level description of the enhancements in this update are divided into four categories:
- Support for new workloads
- Better data transfer and retention options to Azure
- Enhanced monitoring and alerting