Azure Blob storage—NFS 3.0 protocol support public preview now expands to all regions
Published date: 03 May, 2021
Azure Blob storage is the only public cloud storage platform that supports NFS 3.0 protocol over object storage natively (no gateway or data copying required), with object storage economics. This new level of support is optimized for high-throughput, read-heavy workloads where data will be ingested once and minimally modified further, such as large-scale analytic data, backup and archive, media processing, genomic sequencing, and line-of-business applications.
Starting today, Azure Blob Storage NFS 3.0 preview supports general purpose v2 (GPV2) storage accounts with standard tier performance in all publicly available regions.
Further, we are enabling a set of Azure blob storage features in premium blockblob accounts with NFS 3.0 feature enabled such as blob service REST API and lifecycle management.
During the preview, data stored in your NFS 3.0-enabled storage accounts will be billed at the same capacity rate (per GB per month) as Azure Blob storage. Pricing for transactions is subject to change and will be determined when this feature is generally available.
To learn more, read the documentation, NFS 3.0 protocol support in Azure Blob storage (in preview).