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Is the Azure Files data highly available/replicated under the covers? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am assuming that with Azure Files, under the covers data is replicated multiple times for High Availability.  Is that correct?  For some applications, typically failover application, where the application doesn't assume highly available storage; the applications themselves build logic to either replicate/sync data.  An example is Elastic Search.  In these cases, the system lands up making too many copies.  Is the Azure File Semantic the same as blob store, in this regard.
    Monday, August 25, 2014 5:03 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Would request you to refer to the article below to understand Azure File Service (in preview now):

    Introducing MS Azure File Service

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2014/05/12/introducing-microsoft-azure-file-service.aspx

    Below article helps us understand the same better with a "how-to" perspective:

    The Azure File Service

    http://clemmblog.azurewebsites.net/azure-file-service/

    Lastly, would like to keep you informed on the Features Not Supported By The Azure File Service

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn744326.aspx

    Thank you,

    Arvind




    Monday, August 25, 2014 11:11 AM
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