Azure Files

Simple, secure and serverless enterprise-grade cloud file shares.


Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, Network File System (NFS) protocol, and Azure Files REST API. Azure file shares can be mounted concurrently by cloud or on-premises deployments. SMB Azure file shares are accessible from Windows, Linux, and macOS clients. NFS Azure file shares are accessible from Linux or macOS clients. Additionally, SMB Azure file shares can be cached on Windows servers with Azure File Sync for fast access near where the data is being used.

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Getting Started

  1. 9/14/2022, Learning Module
    Learn how Azure Files and Azure File Sync can help you meet your storage needs.


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You can now transfer the backups of Azure Files to the vault to get complete protection against various data loss scenarios.
Hugo Meiland ( Gareth O’Brien (   With this blog / paper we demonstrate using object storage as the direct back end for running HPC applications...
  When deploying an HPC Pack workload to the Azure public cloud, until recently, it could be challenging to deploy a highly available, Active Directory-integrated file share to host your SMB...
Azure Cloud Shell automatically has the latest version of Terraform installed. Also, as Terraform is run from the cloud it automatically uses information from the current Azure subscription and...
You can now mount a file share as well as share data between multiple containers in Azure Container Apps.
Mount Azure Files as a local share in Windows Code in Azure App Service.