Backups are extremely important for the continuity of business. Many companies fire their engineers just because they didn’t have proper backups in place.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way that DBA’s and engineers didn’t have to worry about backups and SQL Server was smart enough to perform the backup based on workload pattern (data changes) or based on some defined recovery interval and the backups are auto-magically stored offsite without having to worry about putting them on tapes and then shipping them.
Let’s welcome Managed Backups in SQL Server 2014. The SQL Server product team has done an awesome job in delivering this new feature that takes away the headache of managing and maintaining database backups. SQL Server Managed Backup automatically performs backups of your databases and stores them to Windows Azure Blob Storage Service.