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Azure NetApp Files supports cross region replication for disaster-recovery (DR) purposes and provides frequent, efficient and cost-effective volume and snapshot replication between Azure standard and non-standard region pairs.
Azure NetApp Files, one of the fastest growing bare-metal Azure services is now available to Azure customers directly from the Azure portal, CLI, API or with SDK – without having to go through waitlist approval process.
Object replication allows you to replicate your premium block blob data at the blob level from one storage account to another anywhere in the Azure.
This feature helps administrators control costs through the automatic tiering and deletion of blobs via tiering including when the data was last read.
Administrators can enable a daily or weekly inventory to be created to gain understanding of their blobs and containers.
Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable and protect all versions of a blob.
Administrators can set a retention policy and recover data from a deletion of a blob container without contacting support
Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1: Account creation will be blocked for new customers starting July 5, 2021
Target retirement date: July 05, 2021
Take advantage of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2 for all of your analytic needs after July 5, 2021.
Target availability: Q1 1980
Azure Blob Storage is the only storage platform that supports NFS 3.0 protocol over object storage natively (no gateway or data copying required), with object storage economics. With multi-protocol support, customers can run their applications on a single storage platform with no application rewrites necessary, therefore eliminating data silos.
Azure Blob index tags now generally available. Blob index tags allows developers and IT Pros to first tag specific blobs (for example, StoreID = "1234") and then filter or query for all blobs to more easily find or use them.
Target availability: Q2 2021
Access Key Expiration and Policy support for Azure Storage Accounts
Blob inventory allows you to get a full listing of all blobs within a storage account or container. This can be used in conjunction with Synapse to calculate per container metrics such as capacity and count.
Target availability: Q2 2021
Enhance secure access to Azure Storage accounts with Prevent Shared Key authorization.
New tooling available for integrating Lustre file systems with an Azure storage account.
When moving from on premises, you no longer need to split your large files into separate parts to store and process in the cloud. Supporting a single object size up to 200TB removes one complexity when using Azure Storage.
Encryption scopes enable you to provision multiple encryption keys to manage encryption at the container or blob level. Customers and ISVs can now use a single storage account for multi-tenancy scenarios by provisioning separate encryption keys for each customer. The key that protects an encryption scope may be either a Microsoft-managed key or a customer-managed key in Azure Key Vault.
AzCopy v10.9.0 now in preview supports Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to Microsoft Azure Storage Block Blob imports. This version also includes scanning logs which can help in debugging.
Directory scoped SAS allows more granular access assignment for ADLS Gen2.
New release of Azure Storage Explorer (v1.18.0) will decrease time to load, connect, and transfer data to Azure Storage.
Routing Preference for Azure Storage provide the flexibility to optimize traffic between clients external to Azure and your storage account for premium network reliability and performance over the Microsoft global network or for cost efficiency using the transit ISP network. You can now also publish route-specific endpoints for your storage account.
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