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    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.

    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.

    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.

    October 2018

    Oct 23

    Blob Storage GUID migration and name changes

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

    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.

    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.

    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.