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Leverage Azure premium file shares for high availability of data

Published date: November 04, 2019

We are announcing a new option for SQL Server high availability with SQL Server failover cluster with Azure premium file shares. Premium file shares are solid-state drive backed consistent low latency files shares that are fully supported for use with SQL Server failover cluster instance for SQL Server 2012 and above on Windows Server 2012 and above.

Azure premium file shares offer the following key advantages for SQL Server failover cluster instance:

  • Ease of management
  • Lower the work on your virtual machines
  • Burstable input or output capacity
  • Zonal Redundancy

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