Azure Files

Simple, secure, and fully managed cloud file shares

Start your Azure free account and get a $200 credit for 30 days. Plus now get 12 months of free access to Storage Accounts.

Take advantage of fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry-standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Mount file shares concurrently in the cloud or on-premises on Windows, Linux, and macOS. Plus, cache Azure file shares on Windows Servers with Azure File Sync for local access performance. Use premium shares for performance-sensitive, IO intensive workloads and standard shares for reliable, general purpose file storage.


Rest assured knowing your data is encrypted at rest and in transit using SMB 3.0 and HTTPS.

Easily managed

Deploy file shares without having to manage hardware or operating system deployments—letting you focus on your users instead.


Quickly access your files over high latency, low bandwidth links via smart caching of commonly used on-premises files using Azure File Sync.

Built for hybrid flexibility

Access your data from where you want to using SMB, REST, or even on-premises with Azure File Sync.


Mount your Azure Files from Windows, Linux, or macOS.


Migrate file share-dependent applications to the cloud without breaking existing code.

Start using Azure Files