Azure Files

Simple, secure and fully managed cloud file shares

Start your Azure free account and get a $200 credit for 30 days. Plus, now get 12 months of free access to Storage.

Take advantage of fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry-standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Azure File shares can be mounted concurrently by cloud or on-premises deployments of Windows, Linux and macOS. Plus, cache Azure File shares on Windows Servers with Azure File SyncPreview for fast access near where the data is being used.

Secure

Rest assured, knowing your data is encrypted at rest and in transit using SMB 3.0 and HTTPS.

Easily managed

Deploy file shares without having to manage hardware or operating system deployments – letting you focus on your users instead.

Smart

Quickly access your files over high-latency, low-bandwidth links via smart caching of commonly used on-premises files using Azure File SyncPreview.

Built for hybrid flexibility

Access your data from where you want to using SMB, REST or even on premises with Azure File SyncPreview.

Cross-platform

Mount your Azure File share from Windows, Linux or macOS.

Harmonious

Migrate file share-dependent applications to the cloud without breaking existing code.

Talon

“Running on Azure File storage puts us ahead of pretty much any solution on the market. It’s a huge competitive advantage, and I think the opportunities are limitless. The addressable market could range anywhere from small and medium-sized business all the way up to the enterprise.”

Jaap van Duijvenbode, Product Director at Talon

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