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Azure Storage now supports copying of data between storage accounts using private endpoints. This includes support for the Copy Blob API and utilities such as AzCopy.
Target availability: Q2 2021
Enhance secure access to Azure Storage accounts with Prevent Shared Key authorization.
Recover you deleted storage account directly from the portal.
With Azure Storage logs and native export options, it’s more convenient to troubleshoot issues on requests to your storage account.
The Azure Storage blob inventory, which provides an overview of your blob data within a storage account, is now available for public preview in France Central, Canada Central, and Canada East.
Set, update, or remove access control lists (ACLs) recursively for existing Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 filesystem.
Secure Azure Storage HTTPS connection with minimum TLS version via policy control.
You can now use Azure Blob storage lifecycle management to automatically transition old blob versions to a cooler storage tier (hot to cool, hot to archive, or cool to archive) or delete old blob versions to optimize for cost.
The preview is available in France Central, Canada East, and Canada Central regions.
In addition to supporting block blobs, Azure Blob storage lifecycle management now offers a rich, rule-based policy to manage the retention of your append blobs.
Azure Files now adds support for NFS v4.1 file system protocol for an easy migration of your Linux-centric workloads.
Object replication allows you to replicate your block blob data at the blob level from one storage account to another anywhere in the Azure.
Set, update, or remove access control lists (ACLs) recursively for existing Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 directories and files.
AzCopy v10.6 sync now supports access control lists (ACLs) and properties as well as larger block blob size and blob versioning.
We have expanded the preview regions for Azure Blob storage object replication to include East US 2, Central US. You can start previewing this feature on any existing or new General-purpose (GPv2) storage accounts in those regions.
Azure Storage now supports anonymous public read access for containers and blobs. Learn more about how to evaluate anonymous access to your data.
Target availability: Q2 2020
Geo-zone-redundant storage (GZRS) and read-access geo-zone-redundant storage (RA-GZRS) are now generally available, offering intra-regional and inter-regional high availability and disaster protection for your applications.
Customer-initiated Storage account failover is now generally available, allowing you to determine when to initiate a failover instead of waiting for Microsoft to do so.
Routing preferences provide the flexibility to optimize traffic to your Storage account for premium network performance by using the Microsoft global network, or to help lower costs using the public Internet. Publish route-specific endpoints for your storage account. The preview is available for all Storage accounts located in France South, South Central US, and the West Central US regions.
Private endpoints for Azure Storage are now generally available in the Azure Government region. Private endpoints provide secure connectivity to Azure Storage from an Azure virtual network. On-premises networks can also securely connect to a storage account using a private endpoint when that network is connected to a virtual network using Azure Express Route or VPN.
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