Azure Files

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

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Fully managed serverless file shares

Take advantage of fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry-standard SMB and NFS protocols. Azure file shares can be mounted concurrently by cloud or on-premises deployments of Windows, Linux, and macOS. Azure file shares can also be cached on Windows Servers with Azure File Sync for fast access near where the data is being used.

Serverless file shares

Distributed file system built from the ground up to be highly available and durable—no hidden IaaS VMs or NAS filers

Built for Hybrid with File Sync

Transform your Windows Servers into caches of your cloud shares without giving up on-premises performance

Optimized TCO

Different tiers are used to tailor your shares to your performance requirements and competitive price points

Multiple protocols support

Provides support for multiple protocols enabling data to be stored from different sources

Migrate your Windows File Server easily

Lift and shift your file shares to the cloud without breaking existing links non-disruptively

  • Zero downtime migrations for existing servers
  • Using Storage Migration Service and Azure File Sync to make your migration a breeze

Build Hybrid cloud file shares

Use Azure Files for FSLogix user profile data with WVD

Persistent shared storage for containers

Easily share data between containers using NFS or SMB file shares. Azure Files is tightly integrated with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) for easily storing and managing data.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in the largest compliance portfolio in the industry

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We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.

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