December 15, 2021
Azure Files offers fully managed, simple, secure, and serverless enterprise-grade cloud file shares. On the Azure Files team, our mission is to expand Azure Files to more platforms and workloads. We recently took a huge step in workload expansion by announcing the general availability of our NFS v4.1 shares.
September 15, 2020
Azure Files is a distributed cloud file system serving Server Messaging Block (SMB) and REST protocols. Azure Files enables customers to easily lift and shift their legacy workloads to the cloud without any modifications or changes in technology. SMB works on both Windows and UNIX operating systems for most use cases. Because some applications are written for POSIX compliant file systems, our customers wanted to have the same great experience on a fully POSIX compatible NFS file system. Azure Files support for NFS v4.1 protocol is now in preview.
March 27, 2018
It has been an exciting last few months since we announced the public preview of Azure Files share snapshot as we see our customers experiencing out-of-the-box snapshot capabilities for their Azure file shares. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Azure Files share snapshots globally in all Azure clouds.
October 9, 2017
Azure Files, the fully managed cloud file share service in Azure, extends the ability of organizations to share files across Azure VMs and on-premises clients. With support for industry standard SMB…
September 21, 2017
We had announced the availability of Linux on-premises and cross-region mounting of Azure Files for the first OS distribution - Ubuntu 17.04, in April. Today, we are happy to share that more Linux distributions now include this functionality, which will allow on-premises and cross-region mounting of Azure Files.
June 28, 2017
Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud through the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. This is the predominantly used file share protocol for on-premises Windows use cases.
April 18, 2017
Azure File Storage is a service that offers shared File Storage for any OS that implements the supported SMB Protocol. Since GA we supported both Windows and Linux.
December 21, 2016
Azure Portal with Azure Resource Manager and Cool Storage Account Support Today we are announcing the availability of Azure Import/Export Service in the new Azure portal.