Azure Files is a File Storage service you can use to generate a file share in the cloud it is based on the Server Message Block protocol and allows you to access files remotely through API through encrypted communications. Azure Files is a cloud storage service designed for sharing files, debugging tools, and applications that rely on natural file systems. With Azure Files, you can create file shares using the UI, through the Azure CLI.

Azure Files Use Case

Azure Files is a supple file service that allows for many use cases. It is usually used for:

The File servers – you can use Azure Files to substitute network-attached storage or on-premises file schemes. By adding Azure File Sync, you can duplicate data to your on-premises locations for dispersed caching and increased performance.

Lift migration – Azure Files allows you to drift applications and data by supporting current protocols and you can move data or applications.

Application share – you can arrange Azure Files as a centralized file share for submission data and configuration files. But this method only supports SMB admission.

Monitoring – Azure Files enables you to unify metrics and log files by monitoring and analytics tools. This provides dismissal for monitoring and troubleshooting data.

Development – you can use Azure Files to make a centralized repository for code used during testing and development. Centralism supports collaboration and safeguards standardization.

Azure Files Estimating

When emerging your Azure Files budget, you should consider the role that the subsequent factors play in pricing:

How much data you are storing?

How long you are storing data

How often you are reading or writing data

What level of data redundancy you are using?

Which storage tier you are using

The two largest factors on your cost are redundancy and storage tier. Redundancy is available in 3 variations

locally redundant storage

zone redundant storage

globally redundant storage