Backup - Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure

Here it is interesting Veeam article:

Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure, included in NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5, delivers cloud restore for Veeam backups to Microsoft Azure cloud. Veeam’s Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure enables admins to restore or migrate physical (P2V) or virtual (V2V) workloads to Azure 

The Azure Virtual Machine Agent is installed automatically (on Windows-based VMs only), and sequential, parallel disk and VM-restore options are available.

Now se can easily execute planned workload migrations of VMware and Hyper-V VMs or remaining legacy physical servers to the cloud.

Azure can be very used as a test environment. Since it is created from your backups, it mirrors your production environment, and you can safely test patches and critical updates before rolling them out to production.

REMARK: Veeam recommends installation of a gateway server (optional), running on an Azure VM, for improved performance.

Meanwhile I would like to highlight this Veeam product too:

Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure

Veeam FastSCP™ for Microsoft Azure delivers easy-to-use, reliable and fast file copy for Azure VMs. This free standalone utility provides secure file copy over HTTPS with built-in encryption (no VPN needed), scheduled file copy jobs and a wizard-driven UI to transfer files in just a few clicks — with no scripting knowledge required.