Azure HPC Cache Preview
File caching for high-performance computing (HPC)
Run flexible, file-based workloads in Azure
Keep important work moving. Azure HPC Cache lets you transfer excess compute capacity to Azure while leaving large datasets in your network-attached storage (NAS) or in Azure Blob storage for a cloud NAS solution.
High performance with up to 8 GB/s throughput, reducing latency for cacheable workloads.
Scalable to meet changing compute demand.
Aggregated namespace bringing together multiple file sources.
Easy management through the Azure portal.
Increase productivity with low latency
Enable quicker file access by scaling your cache based on workload—improving application performance regardless of storage capacity. Provide low-latency hybrid storage support for both on-premises NAS and Azure Blob storage.
Support existing HPC workloads in Azure
Flexibly store data via traditional, on-premises NAS storage and Azure Blob storage. Azure HPC Cache supports hybrid architectures including NFSv3 via Azure NetApp Files, Dell EMC Isilon, Azure Blob storage, and other NAS products.
Simplify storage resource management
Azure HPC Cache provides an aggregated namespace, so you can present hot data needed by applications in a singular directory structure and reduce client complexity.
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Try Azure HPC Cache free during preview
- During preview, you can try HPC Cache for free with no infrastructure to set up. Get the flexibility to optimize performance and scale your usage on demand.
Get started using Azure HPC Cache
Learn how Azure HPC Cache works and how best to use it in your workloads.See the documentation
Learn how to set up HPC Cache, step by step.Watch now
Frequently asked questions about Azure HPC Cache
During preview, HPC Cache is available in East US, East US 2, North Europe, West Europe, Southeast Asia, and West US 2.
Azure HPC Cache supports NFSv3.
HPC Cache works wherever workloads demand heavy reads for computing. Example scenarios include financial simulations and genomics sequencing. Learn more.
While similar, these products differ in two key ways. First, Azure HPC Cache offers greater user manageability with access via the Azure portal. Second, HPC Cache no longer requires deployment or a quota for virtual machines, but Avere vFXT for Azure does require these. Note that Avere vFXT for Azure may still be the right solution for some custom scenarios. Find it in the Azure Marketplace.