Posted by: kurtsh | October 29, 2020

INFO: Azure Files & Azure File Sync

One of my favorite Azure services is Azure Files.  It’s so elegantly simple:  It delivers SMB/NFS/CIFS file shares & storage… from the cloud.

  • It provides access to files securely over SMB, NFS or CIFS to clients
  • It can alternatively provide a file cache on-prem & sync files  between on-prem file shares and the cloud (using an installable sync service)
  • It can archive files that aren’t used often to the cloud in cheap, tiered storage & display stubs in the directory for files that aren’t on-prem and will be retrieved from the cloud
  • It can provide antivirus, file backups, encryption & file level restores, all in the cloud.

Here’s an overview of how it works:



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