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You can now replicate your block blobs to region of your choice with object replication for premium block blobs and rule limit is increased to 1000 containers per replication policy.
Key Vault now enables you to automatically rotate keys for encryption of your data.
Reduce spending by storing cold data to Azure Archive Storage, now in new regions.
Access time tracking for objects and lifecycle management policies based on last accessed time in Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.
If you have processes or tools to detect accidental deletion of files and directories for your Azure Data Lake Storage accounts, you can now also restore the deleted objects using soft delete for blobs capability. During the retention period that you specify, you can now restore a soft-deleted object to its state at the time it was deleted.
Automated key rotation in Key Vault allows security officers to improve data security.
Azure Storage: Secure access to storage account from a virtual network/subnet in any region now in public preview
This preview enables secure access to your storage account by configuring virtual network rules in the storage firewall that allow access from subnets in any Azure region of your choice.
Azure Storage: Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) conditions with principal attributes now in public preview
Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) is an authorization mechanism that defines access levels based on attributes associated with security principals, resources, requests or the environment. You can now use Azure AD custom security attributes for principals in role assignment conditions for Azure Storage, along with resource and request attributes.
Azure Blob Storage is the only storage platform that supports SFTP over object storage natively in a serverless fashion, enabling you leverage object storage economics and features with legacy workloads that use SFTP.
With NFS (Network File Share) on Azure Files, you can now deploy fully managed, POSIX compliant, distributed NFS file shares in your production environments for a wide variety of workloads.
Reduce high-priority retrieval costs for Archive Storage by deferring the decision to rehydrate with high priority, then updating the priority while the operation is pending.
Azure NetApp Files supports cross region replication for disaster-recovery (DR) purposes and provides frequent, efficient and cost-effective volume and snapshot replication between Azure standard and non-standard region pairs.
Azure NetApp Files, one of the fastest growing bare-metal Azure services is now available to Azure customers directly from the Azure portal, CLI, API or with SDK – without having to go through waitlist approval process.
Object replication allows you to replicate your premium block blob data at the blob level from one storage account to another anywhere in the Azure.
This feature helps administrators control costs through the automatic tiering and deletion of blobs via tiering including when the data was last read.
Administrators can enable a daily or weekly inventory to be created to gain understanding of their blobs and containers.
Set time-based policies or legal holds on data so that the data becomes non-erasable and non-modifiable and protect all versions of a blob.
Administrators can set a retention policy and recover data from a deletion of a blob container without contacting support
Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1: Account creation will be blocked for new customers starting July 5, 2021
Target retirement date: July 05, 2021
Take advantage of Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2 for all of your analytic needs after July 5, 2021.
Target availability: Q1 1980
Azure Blob Storage is the only storage platform that supports NFS 3.0 protocol over object storage natively (no gateway or data copying required), with object storage economics. With multi-protocol support, customers can run their applications on a single storage platform with no application rewrites necessary, therefore eliminating data silos.
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