Deploy File Sharing Services on Azure

Deploy NFS and SMB file services on Azure with Azure NetApp Files, a native cloud storage service, or NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, a self-managed storage service.

  • Cloud Volumes ONTAP

    Cloud Volumes ONTAP is a self-managed storage service that deploys on native cloud resources. It provides fast and cost-effective storage that is highly available with integrated features such as space-saving snapshots, easy-backup, data-privacy scanning, ransomware protection, and remote data caching.

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    Create your intelligent storage layer to make your cloud applications run faster and more efficiently with:

    • Shared File and Block storage services on top of native Azure Disks and blob and supporting all versions of NFS, SMB and iSCSI.
    • High availability (RPO=0) architecture that prevents downtime and efficient data replication across regions for disaster recovery.
    • Higher IOPS than Azure Disks at 70% lower storage cost due to storage efficiencies and cold-data tiering to Azure blob.
    • Advanced management and automation using Cloud Manager with consistent features and APIs across clouds.
    • Instant, non-disruptive cloning of production data for accelerated application development, testing and QA.
  • Azure NetApp Files

    Azure NetApp Files is an Azure cloud storage service designed for performance, simplicity, and enterprise data management. Built for the cloud architect and application owner, it delivers on-premises flash performance and advanced storage functionality, with the simplicity of native cloud services.


    Spin up a fully managed storage volume in seconds with zero-touch management and advanced features:

    • Manage your data via the Azure cloud portal and APIs.
    • Connect your Linux and Windows applications with NFS (v3, v4.1) and SMB file access.
    • Choose from one of three performance tiers and achieve up to sub millisecond latency and leading IOPs and throughput.
    • Speed application development or protect your data with advanced volume copy management.
    • Experience guaranteed 99.99% availability.

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