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    August 2019

    Aug 20

    Announcing new lower pricing for Azure Archive Storage

    Effective August 1, Azure Archive Storage dropped prices by up to 50% in some regions.

    • Archive Storage
    • Blob Storage
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Aug 20

    New Copy APIs for efficient data copy in Azure Blob Storage

    Introducing a new set of copy APIs to enable efficient data transfer to Azure or inside Azure datacenters.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Blob Storage
    • Features
    Aug 7

    Azure Geo and Zone Redundant Storage in public preview

    Azure Geo and Zone Redundant Storage (GZRS) helps customers achieve higher data resiliency by Synchronously writing three replicas of your data across multiple Availability Zones and Asynchronously replicating the data to another region within the same geo into a single zone (like LRS today) protecting from a regional outage.

    • Blob Storage
    • File Storage
    • Services

    July 2019

    Jul 25

    Azure Blob lifecycle management is now available in all Azure regions

    Azure Blob lifecycle management is now enhanced with expanded regional availability and intuitive portal experience.

    • Blob Storage
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Services
    Jul 23

    Premium Blob now supports Blob Lifecycle Management

    Premium Blob now supports policy-based object deletion.

    • Premium Blob Storage
    • Storage Accounts
    • Blob Storage
    • Features
    Jul 17

    Stream Analytics offers native support for Parquet format

    Azure Stream Analytics now offers native support for Apache Parquet format when writing to Azure Blob storage or Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2.

    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Azure Stream Analytics
    • Blob Storage
    • Features
    Jul 17

    Authenticate Stream Analytics egress to Azure Blob Storage using managed identities

    Now you can authenticate Stream Analytics egress to Azure Blob Storage using managed identities.

    • Azure Stream Analytics
    • Blob Storage
    • Features
    Jul 15

    Multi-protocol Data Access for Azure Data Lake Storage is now in public preview

    New functionality that will enable you to manage the same data using either Blob APIs or Data Lake Storage Gen2 APIs is now available in preview.

    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Blob Storage
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Microsoft Inspire

    April 2019

    Apr 2

    Premium Blob storage is now generally available

    Premium Blob storage is a new tier of Azure Blob storage that’s ideal for demanding workloads requiring high transaction rates, or faster and more consistent response times like IOT and telemetry.

    • Blob Storage
    • Features

    March 2019

    Mar 18

    Azure premium blob storage is now generally available

    Target availability: Q1 2019

     Premium blob storage is a new tier of Blob storage (hot, cool, and archive are the existing tiers) ideal for demanding workloads that require high transaction rates or faster and more consistent response times like IOT and telemetry.

    • Blob Storage
    • Features

    January 2019

    Jan 23

    Azure FXT Edge Filer (Avere Update)

    An updated Avere FXT Edge Filer appliance is in development. This redesigned hardware will take advantage of Avere software technology to accelerate network-attached storage environments and expand access to Azure Blob. General availability is expected in May 2019.

    • Avere vFXT for Azure
    • Blob Storage
    • Services

    October 2018

    Oct 23

    Blob Storage GUID migration and name changes

    Starting December 1, 2018, resource GUIDs and names for Blob Storage will change.

    • Blob Storage
    • Services
    Oct 15

    Limited public preview: Premium blobs in the Azure portal

    You can create and manage premium blob storage accounts from the Azure portal. This preview is available in the US East 2, US Central, and US West regions.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Storage Accounts
    • Blob Storage
    • Features
    • Management

    September 2018

    Sep 24

    Azure Premium Blob Storage now in preview

    Azure Blob Storage introduces a new performance tier—Premium Blob Storage, complimenting the existing hot, cool, and archive tiers.

    • Blob Storage
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    Sep 6

    Avere vFXT for Azure

    The Avere vFXT for Azure is a high-performance cache for HPC workloads that provides low-latency access to Azure compute from Azure Blob and file-based storage locations.

    • Blob Storage
    • Services

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