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SMB Multichannel for Azure Files is generally available

Published date: September 03, 2021

Server Message Block (SMB) Multichannel enables SMB clients to establish multiple parallel connections to an Azure file share. This allows SMB clients to take full advantage of all available network bandwidth and makes them resilient to network failures, reducing total cost of ownership and enabling 2-3x for reads and 3-4x for writes through a single client. SMB Multichannel is available for premium file shares and is disabled by default.

For more information, see:


  • Azure Files
  • Features
  • Services