Windows Azure Online Backup is a cloud-based backup solution for Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, and System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1.
Windows Azure Backup allows data to be backed up and recovered from the cloud to provide off-site protection against data loss.
Add-In software - Windows Server Essentials integration module for Windows Azure Backup - is available for Windows Server 2012 Essentials.
Download link: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=288906
From the Scott Guthrie's Blog:
"With the new Windows Azure Backup service, we are adding support to enable
offsite backup protection for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows Server 2012
, Windows Server 2012
, and System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1
to Windows Azure. You can manage cloud backups using the familiar
that administrators already use on these servers - and these
tools now provide similar experiences for configuring, monitoring, and
recovering backups be it to local disk or Windows Azure Storage. After data is
backed up to the cloud, authorized users can easily recover backups to any
server. And because incremental backups are supported, only changes to files are
transferred to the cloud. This helps ensure efficient use of storage
reduced bandwidth consumption
, and point-in-time recovery of multiple
of the data. Configurable data retention policies, data
and data transfer throttling also offer you added
flexibility and help boost efficiency."
Windows Azure: Active Directory Release, New Backup Service + Web Site
Monitoring and Log Improvements :
Official blog for Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server support and product group communications: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2013/04/19/windows-server-essentials-integration-module-for-windows-azure-backup-is-now-available.aspx
Windows Azure Backup Forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsazureonlinebackup/threads