Azure Azure Backup

Festive Tech Calendar 2020: Let’s help to get your Azure Backup implementation under control

The Festive Tech Calendar, is a great community initiative, setup by Gregor Suttie (aka Azure Greg) and Richard Hooper (aka Pixel Robots). It’s all about sharing knowledge and helping people to learn new things and improve their skillset throughout the festive month of December 2020. Each day of December, 3 contributions, ranging from video contributions and blog posts to live streams and hand-on-labs, will be shared by community people from all over the world.

This is really what community is all about, sharing knowledge and helping people learning new things and improving their skillset. This is truly by the communities, for the communities.

You can find all other videos, blog posts and other contributions at and the Festive Tech YouTube Channel.

You can also keep an eye on Twitter for the hashtags #festivetechcalendar and #CloudFamily to stay up to date.

Backup is one of the most important things that an IT Administrator needs to take care of, especially when you run your workloads in the Cloud. With Azure Backup you can back up your critical business data in Azure to protect it from corruption, accidental deletion and ransomware.

In my video contribution for the Festive Tech Calendar, I explain why it is important to get and to keep in control of your Azure Backup implementation. I will not only look into the governance and security part. But also how you can perform real-time monitor your Azure Backup workloads using the Azure Portal, Azure Monitor and Azure Backup Explorer. Off course like most of you will know, there is no monitoring without alerting. So I will also take a deeper look at all alerting capabilities. And at the end of the video, I will look into how you can configure reporting and explain how it can rhelp you to get the right insights in your backups and this across your entire backup estate.

I have already written a few blog posts about Azure Backup, which you can reach via the links below:

The video I made is available on the Festive Tech YouTube Channel or you can watch it directly from here.

I am really happy to be a part of this event and I hope you enjoy all the content shared throughout the month of December 2020.

Thanks for reading and watching, and don’t forget to check out the video and blog contribution from Karel De Winter and Tim Hermie, and of course also view all the content of the other participants!

And you should definitely check out the Azure Festive Tech Hackathon, setup by Wesley Haakman, where you can win a Surface Headphone 2 or an XBOX Series S with your submission.

And if you have any questions or comments regarding my video, feel free to contact me trough my Twitter handle @wmatthyssen

Happy watching and happy holidays!

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