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Preview: New Features in Azure Container Storage

Published date: March 25, 2024

Azure Container Storage (in preview) is a fully managed, cost-efficient volume orchestration service built natively for Kubernetes. Azure Container Storage offers Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)-integrated block storage volumes for production-scale stateful container applications on Azure. By packing multiple persistent volumes in a single disk, Azure Container Storage helps you achieve better price performance. You can also attach more persistent volumes per node to reach new scale levels, and leverage locally attached ephemeral storage for extremely latency-sensitive and IOPS-intensive workloads.

At KubeCon 2023 North America, we released a preview update adding advanced resiliency, security, and data protection capabilities, plus an all-new AKS-integrated install experience. This year at KubeCon Europe, we’re excited to share more new capabilities:

  • Simplify volume management by leveraging a new ephemeral backing storage option, Temp SSD, to enhance efficiency for use cases like caching
  • Achieve reduced TCO with resource optimization with updates to the AKS Command Line Interface (CLI) installation process
  • Scale your backing storage up and on demand to meet your workload’s storage needs in a cost-efficient manner without downtime

To learn more, visit our documentation.


  • Azure Container Storage
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features