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Azure Blob storage—NFS 3.0 protocol support public preview now supports GPV2 storage accounts

Published date: December 09, 2020

Azure Blob storage is the only public cloud storage platform that supports NFS 3.0 protocol over object storage natively (no gateway or data copying required), with object storage economics. This new level of support is optimized for high-throughput, read-heavy workloads where data will be ingested once and minimally modified further, such as large-scale analytic data, backup and archive, media processing, genomic sequencing, and line-of-business applications. 

Starting today, Azure Blob Storage NFS 3.0 preview supports general purpose v2 (GPV2) storage accounts with standard tier performance in the following regions: Australia East, Korea Central, and South Central US. In addition, the NFS 3.0 preview is expanded to support block blob with premium performance tier in all available regions.  

During the preview, data stored in your NFS 3.0-enabled storage accounts will be billed at the same capacity rate (per GB per month) as Azure Blob storage. Pricing for transactions is subject to change and will be determined when this feature is generally available. 

To learn more, read the documentation, NFS 3.0 protocol support in Azure Blob storage (in preview).

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