Azure Files Pricing

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Azure File offers fully managed file shares in the cloud, 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, macOS, and Linux. Enable file sharing between applications running in your virtual machines using familiar Windows APIs or File REST API. Additionally, Azure File Sync allows caching and synchronization of Azure File shares on Windows Servers for local access.

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Explore storage options

Explore File storage options for General Purpose v2 and General Purpose v1. Learn about each on Storage Overview.

Data Storage prices

Below are prices for storing data in Azure File share, shown as monthly charges per GiB of data stored. These prices vary based on the redundancy option that you select.

Operations and data transfer prices

For both SMB and REST operations, transaction costs are incurred against your Azure File share, covering operations such as enumerating a directory or reading a file. These prices vary based on the redundancy option you select.

File Sync Prices

These are the costs of syncing your files from Windows servers to Azure File shares in the cloud. Learn more about Azure File Sync.

The total cost of Azure File Sync (AFS) services is determined by the number of servers that connect to the cloud endpoint (Azure File Share) plus the underlying costs of File storage (including storage and access costs) and outbound data transfer.

Below is the fixed monthly fee per server.

Price per month
Sync Server* $-

*One sync server free per storage sync service. Sync uses file operations to sync your data to the cloud and other servers, and you will be billed for any operations that are generated in the sync process. The number of file operations generated and the access costs scale with the number of file changes on the server and the number of servers that need to be kept in sync.

Support & SLA

  • Free billing and subscription management support.
  • Flexible support plans starting at $29/month. Shop for a plan.
  • Guaranteed 99.9 percent or greater availability (excludes preview services). Read the SLA.


  • For standard storage, you’ll only be billed for standard storage used, not for the quota set. For premium storage, you will be billed for the provisioned storage, which is specified through the quota set on the premium file shares.


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