Simple, secure, and serverless enterprise-grade cloud file shares
Fully managed serverless file shares
Take advantage of fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry-standard SMB and NFS protocols. Azure file shares can be mounted concurrently by cloud or on-premises deployments of Windows, Linux, and macOS. Azure file shares can also be cached on Windows Servers with Azure File Sync for fast access near where the data is being used.
Serverless file shares
Distributed file system built from the ground up to be highly available and durable—no hidden IaaS VMs or NAS filers
Built for Hybrid with File Sync
Transform your Windows Servers into caches of your cloud shares without giving up on-premises performance
Different tiers are used to tailor your shares to your performance requirements and competitive price points
Multiple protocols support
Provides support for multiple protocols enabling data to be stored from different sources
Migrate your Windows File Server easily
Lift and shift your file shares to the cloud without breaking existing links non-disruptively
- Zero downtime migrations for existing servers
- Using Storage Migration Service and Azure File Sync to make your migration a breeze
Build Hybrid cloud file shares
Information workers can mount Azure file shares from anywhere from on-prem, at-home to cloud, giving you a truly hybrid experience.
Whether you mount your Azure file share directly or use Azure File Sync to cache on-premises, Azure Files is the natural choice for cloud file shares.
Use Azure Files for FSLogix user profile data with WVD
Azure Files is used extensively/recommended for storing user profiles using FSLogix. Azure Files provides multiple tiers that you can select based on your cost/performance needs.
Persistent shared storage for containers
Easily share data between containers using NFS or SMB file shares. Azure Files is tightly integrated with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) for easily storing and managing data.
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Fully managed file shares in the cloud, accessible via the SMB and NFS protocols.
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.