Azure NetApp Files: May Update

Another month has passed and with it another development sprint of Microsoft’s shared files platform has been delivered. In this release the following features and enhancements have been delivered: Backup Policy Users for SMB/Active Directory Connections This feature allows for the use of privileged (i.e. a non AD administrator account) when migrating data to SMBContinue reading “Azure NetApp Files: May Update”

How To: Azure Kubernetes Service – Enable Dynamic Provisioning (Part 1)

Tired of manually managing PVCs and static storage classes? Then look no further, in the 2 part video series I’ll be taking you through the steps required to enable dynamic storage provisioning using Azure NetApp Files as an example of what responsive, low-latency, high-performance storage can do for your k8s applications. Video Guide Step-by-Step CreateContinue reading “How To: Azure Kubernetes Service – Enable Dynamic Provisioning (Part 1)”

🚀 Azure NetApp Files in 2020: January Update 🚀

We’re barely into January 2020 and already the team has been hard at work to bring new features and enhancements to the Azure NetApp Files service for Azure users. Join Geert Van Teylingen (Microsoft – GBB Tech Specialist for Azure Advanced Storage) & myself (NetApp – Principal Architect) as we run through the latest inContinue reading “🚀 Azure NetApp Files in 2020: January Update 🚀”

Azure NetApp Files: December Update

This month the team have been busy working on a series of new features and enhancements for Microsofts enterprise shared file service. Release Notes In-Place Snapshot Restore (Private Preview) Azure NetApp Files has gained the ability to roll back an entire volume to any selected restore point. This is a very powerful feature and canContinue reading “Azure NetApp Files: December Update”

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 willContinue reading “Azure NetApp Files: Enable Alerting”

ANF Scheduler: December Update

For users of Azure NetApp Files the ability to take on demand snapshots and instantly restore any application is a powerful one. Snapshots can be taken on demand or triggered via API, PowerShell or CLI easily, however many customers would like an easy to deploy, secure method of taking snapshots at a regular interval withContinue reading “ANF Scheduler: December Update”

How to: Configure Kubernetes or OpenShift to use the most performant file storage on Azure

On June 1st 2019, Microsoft announced the GA of their latest shared file service: Azure NetApp Files (ANF)– a PaaS shared file service supporting both NFS/SMB protocols for enterprise workloads. NetApp technology is widely used in many on-premise deployments with Kubernetes and OpenShift today, however, the launch of ANF allows Azure users to take advantageContinue reading “How to: Configure Kubernetes or OpenShift to use the most performant file storage on Azure”

How To: Auto-mount an NFS Azure NetApp Files Share

Shared files systems have been at the core of enterprise data systems for what seems an eternity, but only now are we seeing enterprise class data services being offered natively within the public cloud. This means that a whole new technical audience exists that may have not ever used NFS or SMB services. We’ll beContinue reading “How To: Auto-mount an NFS Azure NetApp Files Share”