Multi-protocol volumes in Azure and why you need it.

Azure NetApp Files has gained the unique ability to store data within a single file system using both NFS and SMB protocols, simplifying deployments across estates where data needs to be shared between Windows and Unix/Linux clients easily. A major benefit to this approach is also cost savings – by only having to store thatContinue reading “Multi-protocol volumes in Azure and why you need it.”

Azure NetApp Files: September 2020 Update

The team has been busy over the last month working on some great new features for all ANF users. Here are the latest features: Cross-Regional Replication is now public preview That right, you can now benefit from ultra fast, efficient regional replication without having to configure any additional networking of VM based replication. Get startedContinue reading “Azure NetApp Files: September 2020 Update”

The biggest EVER monthly release of Azure NetApp Files

To say that the team has been busy is an understatement! This month’s update is full of awesome new features that will simplify the way you provide instant restore capability, replicate data for DR, provide long-term backup and restore and even instantly change performance tiers to match your application requirements! Without further ado, let’s runContinue reading “The biggest EVER monthly release of Azure NetApp Files”

Azure NetApp Files: May Update

Another month has passed and with it another development sprint of Microsoft’s shared files platform has been delivered. In this release the following features and enhancements have been delivered: Backup Policy Users for SMB/Active Directory Connections This feature allows for the use of privileged (i.e. a non AD administrator account) when migrating data to SMBContinue reading “Azure NetApp Files: May Update”

How To: Azure Kubernetes Service – Enable Dynamic Provisioning (Part 1)

Tired of manually managing PVCs and static storage classes? Then look no further, in the 2 part video series I’ll be taking you through the steps required to enable dynamic storage provisioning using Azure NetApp Files as an example of what responsive, low-latency, high-performance storage can do for your k8s applications. Video Guide Step-by-Step CreateContinue reading “How To: Azure Kubernetes Service – Enable Dynamic Provisioning (Part 1)”

🚀 Azure NetApp Files in 2020: January Update 🚀

We’re barely into January 2020 and already the team has been hard at work to bring new features and enhancements to the Azure NetApp Files service for Azure users. Join Geert Van Teylingen (Microsoft – GBB Tech Specialist for Azure Advanced Storage) & myself (NetApp – Principal Architect) as we run through the latest inContinue reading “🚀 Azure NetApp Files in 2020: January Update 🚀”

Azure NetApp Files: December Update

This month the team have been busy working on a series of new features and enhancements for Microsofts enterprise shared file service. Release Notes In-Place Snapshot Restore (Private Preview) Azure NetApp Files has gained the ability to roll back an entire volume to any selected restore point. This is a very powerful feature and canContinue reading “Azure NetApp Files: December Update”

Azure NetApp Files: Enable Alerting

Azure NetApp Files is Microsoft’s enterprise shared file service (read more here). As a first party service is allows you to deploy private NFS & SMB storage to your VNETs in seconds. As it is a Microsoft first party service, it also allows you to easily monitor key metrics via the Azure Monitor. I willContinue reading “Azure NetApp Files: Enable Alerting”