In SQL Server 2016, Microsoft has added significant enhancements to the backup technologies, making it easy to leverage the cloud for greater productivity and security.
SQL Server Backup to URL supports much larger databases and provides more secure storage account backup configurations. SQL Server Managed Backup makes it easier to customize backup configurations and backup system databases. File-Snapshot Backup allows nearly instantaneous backups and lightning-fast restores of SQL Server Data Files directly in Azure Blob Storage.
Learn more on the SQL Server Blog.
Microsoft News Center Staff