The Backup to Azure feature in SQL Server 2016 is designed to allow you to target Azure Blob storage as a location for your on-premises SQL Server database backup. There is a single blob limitation (as of June 2016) of 200GB. However you can stripe your backup to multiple blogs.
Here are a list of links that might help you learn more. Note that many of these are links to other sites and we cannot guarantee they still work. We also should note that some of these, especially Books Online, may change over time.
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- Books Online SQL Server Backup and Restore with Mcirosoft Azure Blog Storage Service
- Books Online - Snapshot Backups for Database Files in Azure
- SQL Server 2016 Backup to Azure with Block Blogs and File Snapshots (Channel 9 video)
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