Azure NetApp Files

Enterprise file storage, powered by NetApp. A Microsoft Azure native, high-performance file storage service for your core business applications.

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Support for multiple protocols - at the same time - enables lift and shift of both Linux and Windows applications to run seamlessly in Azure.


Multiple performance tiers that you can change on-the-fly, allow close alignment with workload performance requirements.


Deep integration with Azure enables a seamless and secure Azure experience, with no storage-centric learning to create, manage and protect your business data.


Leading certifications, including use with SAP HANA, GDPR, HIPAA, and FedRAMP, enable migration of the most demanding workloads to Azure.


Azure NetApp Files is a fully managed service built for simplicity, performance, and compliance that will take your business, its applications, and workflows to the cloud faster and more securely than ever before.

Get extreme file performance

Migrate and run your most demanding Linux and Windows file workloads in Azure, powered by NetApp industry-leading technology. Get bare-metal performance, sub-millisecond latency, and integrated data management for your complex enterprise workloads, including SAP HANA, high-performance computing, LOB applications, high-performance file shares, and virtual desktop infrastructure.

Simplify storage management

Set up in minutes and manage seamlessly, like any other Azure service, using the familiar Azure portal experience, CLI, PowerShell, or REST API. Azure NetApp Files supports multiple file-storage protocols in a single service, including NFSv3 and v4.1 and SMB 3.1.x, to enable a wide range of application lift-and-shift scenarios, with no need for code changes. The service comes with three performance tiers, Standard, Premium, and Ultra, which can be changed on-the-fly with a simple click.

Migrate with confidence

Get peace of mind with NetApp’s industry-leading security and compliance portfolio. Critical capabilities include FIPS-140-2-compliant data encryption at rest, RBAC, AD authentication, and export policies for network-based ACLs. Azure NetApp Files complies with leading industry certifications like HIPAA and GDPR. Along with the default 99.99% availability, this means that you can migrate and securely run industry applications in Azure with confidence.

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Built to Azure security standards

Azure NetApp Files features Azure’s powerful built-in security infrastructure.

Research and investment

Microsoft invests more than US$1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.

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Bridging security gaps

Microsoft employs more than 3,500 security experts, who are focused on securing your data and privacy.

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Trusted certifications

Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list of Microsoft compliance offerings.

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We wanted on-premises-like performance for our reservoir simulation and analysis software. We were thrilled to see Azure NetApp Files exceeding our expectations with a performance increase of more than 5 times.

Juan Pedro Bretti, Digital Transformation Engineer, E&P at Repsol

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Getting started

Azure NetApp Files supports any workload type and is highly available by default. You can select service and performance levels, set up NetApp Snapshot™ copies, and replicate between regions all through the service. The product documentation offers instructions on creating and managing volumes by using Azure.

Learn how

Get started with tutorials and documentation.

Learn more

Performance, service levels, and solution architectures using Azure NetApp Files.

Performance-aligned pricing

Azure NetApp Files comes with three performance tiers, Standard, Premium, and Ultra, which can be provisioned and changed on-the-fly with a simple click. This flexibility allows you to choose a performance tier that’s aligned with your workload requirements and to manage your spending.

Purchase Azure NetApp Files and get support through your existing Azure agreement, with no up-front or separate term agreement.

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