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 run through all the new features below: Dynamic volume service level change Volumes can now be changed between service levels instantly. This allows a variety of benefits: Lower your costs of DR – with ANF your DR site can be standard tier (lowest-cost) and if you … Continue reading The biggest EVER monthly release of Azure NetApp Files

Data replication between Azure regions just got easier with Azure NetApp Files.

What is cross-region replication For anyone reading this that doesn’t know what ANF is; it’s a Microsoft shared file service that is native to Azure (first-party). That means it’s supported and sold by Microsoft themselves, just like premium and ultra managed disk. Now that’s out of the way let’s get to the exciting news: Cross-Region replication is now available in private preview for customers within certain regions (reach out to your local CSA to find out the latest news on your specific region). This is a big-deal for anyone using ANF and needing powerful, yet simple to manage disaster recovery … Continue reading Data replication between Azure regions just got easier with Azure NetApp Files.

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 will run through an example below, where I create and set an alert on a 100GB volume that will raise an alert to my Azure app installed on my mobile device. I could quite easily change this to SMS, Email, Teams, Slack, etc and also specify … Continue reading Azure NetApp Files: Enable Alerting