Microsoft has made available its Backup Explorer tool as a preview on its cloud platform. This tool is designed to monitor backups across an organization’s estate.
In an announcement on Wednesday, the company confirmed that Backup Explorer is right now only available for use with Azure virtual machine backups, though support for other workloads is promised to be added soon.
“Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook enabling you to have a single pane of glass for performing real-time monitoring across your entire backup estate on Azure.”
Backup Explorer provides an aggregated view of backups, and it will even show Azure resources that are not configured for backups.
The tool is built using Azure Monitor Workbook, which brings text, metrics, parameters and queries together into reports. Additionally, it is also integrated with the Azure Resource Graph that lets users execute queries from the Azure Portal.
Ultimately, the whole idea of Backup Explorer is to provide users with a single view of the state of backups across their Azure workloads.
The company actually has broad plans for the tools. As an example, the Redmond based company aims to monitor backups across Azure subscriptions, regions, and tenants.
As it should be.
Give the technical details of this new launch a scan in the Backup Explorer documentation.