Azure Files is an easy and cost-effective way to store your critical files from personal to business-critical applications. Azure Files allow you to remotely and securely access your files. It also supports a migration or replication of your on-premise file server to the cloud without the need to manage hardware. This is a managed service with a backend managed completely by Microsoft, so all you need to worry about is user access permission and the files themselves.
Azure Files allows you to easily scale to allow larger sizes, lower latency, and increase IOPS. You can easily back the storage with standard storage or premium so you can maximize cost for performance, and increase the amount of resources available when required, and scale back down to save costs.
Azure files now support Active Directory integration. You can now join the Azure Files share to your domain and manage control using Active Directory groups like you would with an on-premise file share. If you do not have AD DS on-prem, you can leverage Azure Active Directory to manage access easily.
You can now migrate your on-premise file share directly to Azure Files using Azure File Sync. This makes it quick and easy to completely move your file share to the cloud. If you aren’t ready to completely move, you can run Azure Files as a backup solution to your file server, and Azure File Sync will keep a replica of your file share in the cloud if you ever need to recover any documents.
In order to follow the video, please install the AZ PowerShell module on your machine and all domain controllers by launching PowerShell as an administrator and typing: “install-module az” on each machine.
These videos assume you already have a virtual network in Azure and domain controllers configured.
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