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Azure Container Storage PREVIEW

Manage persistent storage volumes for stateful container applications.

Manage volumes cost-effectively with diverse storage options

Azure Container Storage is a volume-management service built natively for containers. Create and manage storage volumes for production-scale stateful container applications and run anywhere on Kubernetes.

Azure Container Storage—a cloud service built natively for containers—is now in preview. Learn more.

Fully managed persistent volume deployment and unified volume management for various backend storage options.

Simple and consistent volume orchestration for stateful workloads via the Kubernetes control plane.

Efficient allocation of persistent volumes into backend storage for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Rapid scale out of storage containers.

Run anywhere and access diverse storage options

Run stateful container applications on Kubernetes anywhere with consistent experiences across environments. Attain seamless uniformity across volume types including ephemeral storage (local disk), Azure Disk Storage, Azure Elastic SAN, and temporary storage—such as NVMe drives on virtual machines—to simplify the deployment of persistent volumes.

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Simplify storage volume management in Kubernetes

Deploy and manage persistent storage volumes for stateful container application in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Integrate volume management with Kubernetes and provision persistent volumes dynamically for stateful applications.

Economize to save on overall cost

Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by efficiently deploying and managing persistent volumes on backend storage options. Increase disk utilization for stateful workloads to enable dynamic sharing of resources provisioned on the Azure Container Storage pool across all deployed persistent volumes.

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Maximize stateful workload performance on AKS

Optimize the performance of stateful workloads on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) clusters by accelerating the deployment of stateful containers with persistent volumes and minimizing pod failover time.

Get started with Azure Container Storage

Gain access to an end-to-end storage management and orchestration for stateful applications with Azure Container Storage. See how simple it is to create and manage volumes for production-scale stateful container applications. Learn how to optimize the performance of stateful workloads on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to effectively scale across storage services while providing a cost-effective container-native experience.

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Frequently asked questions about Azure Container Storage

  • During public preview, Azure Container Storage supports only Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). With Azure Container Storage, you can deploy and manage volumes consistently across various backend storage options such as local storage and persistent block storage while using AKS.

  • Azure Container Storage is built natively for containers and provides a storage solution that is highly optimized for creating and managing volumes for running production-scale stateful container applications. When compared to Azure CSI drivers, it provides better performance and availability Additionally, Azure Container Storage supports storage types like local volumes and SAN which are not supported by Azure CSI drivers.

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