Azure Archive Expanded Capabilities now in public preview
Posted on 20 August 2019
We are announcing three new feature enhancements for Block Blob and Archive Storage in public preview that make our service faster, simpler and better.
- Priority retrieval from Azure Archive – High rehydrate-priority fulfils the need for emergency data rehydrate from archive, with retrievals for blobs of a few GB, typically taking less than one hour.
- Upload blob direct to access tier of choice – The PutBlob or PutBlockList API now allows you to upload your blob data directly to any access tier (hot, cool or archive). This enables customers to write cold data from on-premise directly to Azure Archive, realising their cost savings immediately.
- CopyBlob enhanced capabilities – The CopyBlob API is now able to support the archive access tier; allowing you to copy data into and out of the archive access tier within the same storage account. It also includes support for the above two features, Priority Retrieval and Direct to tier of choice.
Please read our blog announcement to learn more about our enhanced capabilities.
We will continue to improve our Archive and Blob Storage services and are looking forward to hearing feedback from our customers.