Azure Files

Integrated Technology for Smart Businesses

Fully managed serverless file shares

Take advantage of fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry-standard SMB and NFS protocols. Azure file shares can be mounted concurrently by cloud or on-premises deployments of Windows, Linux and macOS.

Azure file shares can also be cached on Windows Servers with Azure File Sync for fast access near where the data is being used.

Serverless file shares
  • Distributed file system built from the ground up to be highly available and durable – no hidden IaaS VMs or NAS filers
Built for Hybrid with File Sync
  • Transform your Windows Servers into caches of your cloud shares without giving up on-premises performance
Optimised TCO
  • Different tiers are used to tailor your shares to your performance requirements and competitive price points
Multiple protocols support
  • Provides support for multiple protocols, enabling data to be stored from different sources
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Migrate your Windows File Server easily

Lift and shift your file shares to the cloud without breaking existing links non-disruptively:

  • Migrate existing servers with no downtime
  • Use Storage Migration Service and Azure File Sync to make your migration a breeze

Build Hybrid cloud file shares

Mount Azure Files shares from anywhere—from on premises to the cloud—giving you a truly hybrid experience.

Whether you mount your Azure Files share directly or use Azure File Sync to cache on premises, Azure Files is the natural choice for cloud file shares.

Other Features

Use Azure Files for FSLogix user profile data with Azure Virtual Desktop

Azure Files provides multiple tiers that you can select based on your cost and performance needs.

Persistent shared file storage for containers

Easily share data between containers using NFS or SMB file shares. Azure Files is tightly integrated with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) for easy cloud file storage and management of your data.

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