We all configured, let’s name it like traditional network file servers, and probably chained them together with DFS namespaces – activated replication for redundancy reasons – and we’re all set on our on-premises file server environment.
This approach requires a lot of management effort to make it highly available, redundant and reliable for enterprises. Azure File Sync is a relatively new service within Azure that takes away the complexity and put in lots of simplicity to make this process as easy as you will think how it should be working in from Cloud point of view.
“Everything is going to be connected to cloud and data… All of this will be mediated by software.” – Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
In a nutshell, with Azure File Sync, you don’t have to choose between the benefits of cloud and the disbenefits of your on-premises file server because you can have both. Azure File Sync replicates files from your on-premises Windows Server to an Azure file share, eventually enabling you to centralize your file services in Azure while maintaining local SMB access to your data.
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