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February 2020

Feb 26

Azure StorSimple 8000/1200 series will no longer be supported starting December 31, 2022

Target retirement date: December 31, 2022

Microsoft has been expanding the portfolio of Azure Hybrid storage capabilities with new services for data tiering and cloud ingestion, providing more options to customers for storing data in Azure in native formats. In conjunction with this, support for the following StorSimple versions will end December 31, 2022.

  • StorSimple

January 2019

Jan 9

Azure StorSimple 5000/7000 series will no longer be supported starting July 9, 2019

Target retirement date: July 09, 2019

To avoid service disruptions, retire your StorSimple 5000/7000 series devices and migrate as soon as possible to an alternative solution.

  • StorSimple

September 2017

Sep 25

StorSimple 8000 series available only in the Azure portal from October 2017

Beginning October 2017, you need to use the new Azure portal to manage your StorSimple 8000 series devices. The Azure classic portal is no longer supported.

  • StorSimple
Sep 8

General availability: Critical Update 5.0 for StorSimple 8000 Series


Devices running Update 4.0 or earlier will have service connectivity issues after December 2017. We strongly recommend that you install Update 5.0.

  • StorSimple

July 2017

Jul 10

General availability: StorSimple 8000 series in the Azure portal


Microsoft Azure StorSimple 8000 series management is generally available in the Azure portal. We'll transition all customers to the Azure portal by September 30, 2017.

  • StorSimple

April 2017

Apr 3

New subscription purchase option for StorSimple


A new subscription option for StorSimple 8000 Series, StorSimple Virtual Array, and StorSimple Cloud Appliance is now available.

  • StorSimple

January 2017

Jan 31

StorSimple Virtual Device Series transitioning to the new Azure portal

The StorSimple Virtual Device Series will be available exclusively in the new Azure portal starting March 2, 2017 (March 9 for the US Government cloud).

  • StorSimple

December 2015

Dec 23

StorSimple Virtual Appliance model 1100 now called StorSimple Cloud Appliance 8010

With the release of the StorSimple 8000 Series Update 2, the StorSimple virtual appliance model 1100 has been renamed StorSimple Cloud Appliance 8010.

  • StorSimple
Dec 17

General availability: StorSimple 8000 Series Update 2


StorSimple 8000 Series Update 2 includes two key enhancements that expand StorSimple’s use cases and workloads: local volumes and the StorSimple Cloud Appliance 8020 (based on Azure Premium Storage).

  • StorSimple
Dec 17

Public preview: On-premises StorSimple Virtual Array


The StorSimple Virtual Array is a version of StorSimple in a virtual machine form. It provides a cost-effective, lightweight solution for remote office environments.

  • StorSimple

August 2015

Aug 26

Microsoft Azure StorSimple: Primary Volumes now called Tiered Volumes

The StorSimple device supports two volume types: Tiered Volume (formerly Primary) and Archival Volume.

  • StorSimple

May 2015

May 27

General availability: Azure StorSimple 8000 Series Update 1


Azure StorSimple 8000 Series Update 1 is a software-only update that is available via Microsoft Update and installed on shipping units.

  • StorSimple

November 2014

Nov 17

New StorSimple features: bandwidth templates, controller management, email settings


Bandwidth templates allow you to configure multiple time-of-day schedules to tier the data from the StorSimple device to the cloud. You can create, modify, delete, and save these schedules as templates.

  • StorSimple
Nov 14

Azure StorSimple available in Australia

Azure StorSimple is now available in Australia with the same service-level agreement coverage that is available in other regions worldwide. StorSimple offers a unique hybrid cloud storage solution.

  • StorSimple

August 2014

Aug 21

StorSimple Available In Japan East and West

StorSimple is now available in Japan with the same service-level agreement coverage available in other regions worldwide.

  • StorSimple

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