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Azure File Storage in Azure

In this article we will learn about Azure File storage account in azure.

Ø  Azure Files is an process ,  that makes file shares available in the cloud

Ø  It’s a fully managed solution that supports access to these cloud-based file shares via

       Server message block

(SMB ) protocol

Ø  Network File System

Ø  You can mount Azure file shares from cloud deployments and on-prem deployments of not only Windows machines, but also Linux, and Mac OS machines.

Ø  NFS Azure Files shares are accessible from Linux or macOS clients.

Ø  SMB Azure file shares can be cached on Windows Servers with Azure File Sync that are located close to your users.

Ø  By leveraging Azure file shares with Azure file sync, you can speed data access for your end users.


Why Azure Files is useful

Ø  Replace or supplement on-premises file servers

1.    Azure Files can now completely replace traditional on-prem file servers and even NAS devices.

2.    Azure Files AD Authentication means Azure file share permissions can even be controlled through on-prem active directories.


Ø  "Lift and shift" applications to the cloud

  1. Applications that require file shares to store application data and user data.
  2. This is especially true for applications that require file shares to store application data and user data.


Ø  Simplify cloud development

  1. Shared application settings
  2. Diagnostic share
  3. Dev/Test/Debug




Ø  Containerization:

Azure file shares can be used as persistent volumes for stateful containers. Containers deliver "build once, run anywhere" capabilities that enable developers to accelerate innovation. For the containers that access raw data at every start, a shared file system is required to allow these containers to access the file system no matter which instance they run on.


Key benefits of using file share storage

1.    Shared access

2.    Fully managed

3.    Scripting and tooling

4.    Resiliency

5.    Familiar programmability


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