Recently I came across a question on StackOverflow that was asking about how they could backup Azure Blob storage. They finished this question asking I can’t be the only one who needs to do this”. This struck a chord with me, as I recall feeling exactly the same when I had a need to do this. It feels like something that is so obvious, that should be built into the platform.
Disaster recovery is, or should be, a must for for many production applications. Having the ability to recover your application in a separate geographic location should a major incident occur is vital to the continued availability of your service. Microsoft have offered a DR service called Azure Site Recovery (ASR) for some time now, but this has been focused on taking on-premises applications and providing a DR solution for these in Azure.