2023 was an emblematic year of growth for storage and data services with AI at the top of mind for many customers. Azure customers’ overall data estate continued to grow, powered by the emergence of new workloads and access patterns.
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Today, we are excited to announce the preview of Azure Container Storage, the industry’s first platform-managed container native storage service in the public cloud, providing end to end storage management and orchestration for stateful applications to run efficiently at scale on Azure.
We are excited to announce the preview of Premium SSD v2, the next generation of Azure Premium SSD Disk Storage. This new disk offering provides the most advanced block storage solution designed for a broad range of input/output (IO)-intensive enterprise production workloads that require sub-millisecond disk latencies as well as high input/output operations per second (IOPS) and throughput—at a low cost.
As organizations continue to accelerate their cloud adoption, the need for reliable infrastructure is critical to ensure business continuity and avoid costly disruptions. Today, we are announcing the general availability of zone-redundant storage (ZRS) for Azure Disk Storage. ZRS enables you to further improve availability for your critical workloads by providing cloud-first synchronous replication of block storage across three zones in a region.
Today, we are announcing the preview of disk pool enabling Azure Disk Storage as a persistent storage option for Azure VMware Solution. With this announcement, you can gain flexibility for your data needs with scalable and cost-effective cloud storage for VMware workloads running on Azure.
To address today’s challenges like ensuring business continuity and managing reduced cash flow, organizations are accelerating their migration to the cloud. With a wide range of workloads migrating to the cloud, it is important to meet the unique scale needs of these workloads while keeping costs under control.
Today, we’re announcing the general availability of—enabling you to migrate your existing on-premises Windows and Linux-based clustered environments to Azure. We’re also announcing important new disk enhancements to provide you with more availability, security, and flexibility on Azure.
Virtual machine bursting, which is enabled by default, offers you the ability to achieve higher throughput for a short duration on your virtual machine instance with no additional steps or cost.
Today marks the general availability of new Azure disk sizes, including 4, 8, and 16 GiB on both Premium & Standard SSDs, as well as bursting support on Azure Premium SSD Disks.
This Azure-only capability enables customers to run their most IO intensive workloads, without compromising on well-known deployment patterns for failover and high availability.