Azure Files

Simple, secure and serverless enterprise-grade cloud file shares

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

Migrate your Windows File Server easily

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

  • Zero downtime migrations for existing servers
  • Using Storage Migration Service and Azure File Sync to make your migration a breeze

Build Hybrid cloud file shares

Information workers can mount Azure file shares from anywhere from on-prem, at home to cloud, giving you a truly hybrid experience.

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

Use Azure Files for FSLogix user profile data with WVD

Azure Files is used extensively/recommended for storing user profiles using FSLogix. Azure Files provides multiple tiers that you can select based on your cost/performance needs.

Persistent shared 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 easily storing and managing data.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in the largest compliance portfolio in the industry

  • Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.

  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts completely dedicated to your data security and privacy.

  • Azure has more compliance certifications than any other cloud service provider. View the comprehensive list.

Fully managed file shares in the cloud, accessible via the SMB and NFS protocols.

Azure File shares can be mounted concurrently by cloud or on-premises deployments of Windows, macOS and Linux. Enable file sharing between applications running in your virtual machines using familiar Windows APIs or File REST API. Additionally, Azure File Sync allows caching and synchronisation of Azure File shares on Windows Servers for local access.

Azure Files resources and documentation

File storage updates, blogs and announcements

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