I'm an happy user of Rackspace and it gives me all the necessary things to perform Virtual Machine backups.
On each virtual machine I created a dailysnapshoot and folder backup with the agent .
I've been asked to evaluate Azure and it's service .
All is fine ( Rackspace is easier to use ) but I don't find any backup options as the one Rackspace has on the portal.
Apparently if I want to perform backups/ create images of the VM and have TB of data I need to use MS Data Protection Manager.
Can you please confirm and let me know if there are alternatives ...