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Shared disks in Azure Disk Storage are now available

Published date: July 21, 2020

Shared disks is a feature of Azure Disk Storage that allows a single disk to be attached to multiple virtual machines. This enables you to run your most demanding enterprise applications—like clustered databases, parallel file systems, persistent containers, and machine learning applications—in the cloud, without compromising well-known deployment patterns for fast failover and high availability.

Shared disks are now available for Azure Ultra Disk Storage and Azure Premium SSD, and offer a range of block storage options to optimize costs and performance. They also help ease migration of these applications to Azure: 

  • SQL Server failover cluster instances, scale-out file servers, and SAP ASCS/SCS running on Windows Server 2008+ 

  • Linux applications running on GFS2 or OCFS2, or distributed applications leveraging IO fencing on RHEL HA 8+, SUSE SLE HA 15+ and Ubuntu 18.04+

Learn more about Azure shared disks.

Visit the shared disk GA blog to learn more.

  • Managed Disks
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