To improve disaster protection for applications that its dealers use to run their businesses, Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) revamped its data protection using a Microsoft hybrid cloud storage solution based on Microsoft Azure. Mazda now has more reliable, real-time data protection and can restore data in minutes. It has eliminated backup work for engineers and reduced data protection costs by 95 percent. It anticipates using other Azure services to gain agility. Mazda is providing better, tapeless data protection and faster recovery times.