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Effective August 1, Azure Archive Storage dropped prices by up to 50% in some regions.
Introducing a new set of copy APIs to enable efficient data transfer to Azure or inside Azure datacenters.
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.
Azure Blob lifecycle management is now enhanced with expanded regional availability and intuitive portal experience.
Premium Blob now supports policy-based object deletion.
Azure Stream Analytics now offers native support for Apache Parquet format when writing to Azure Blob storage or Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2.
Now you can authenticate Stream Analytics egress to Azure Blob Storage using managed identities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starting December 1, 2018, resource GUIDs and names for Blob Storage will change.
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.
Azure Blob Storage introduces a new performance tier—Premium Blob Storage, complimenting the existing hot, cool, and archive tiers.
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.
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