Azure storage as a storage tier for an on-premises Windows Server
Customers want tiered storage from windows server local volumes directly to Azure blob and cold storage. This will solve the cost of storage issues and increase usage in azure. Storsimple is not the answer because it is too expensive, doesn't integrate into existing problems, adds unwanted iscsi complexity, and is effectively limited to a market of around 3% of businesses. Tiring between local windows server volumes and azure opens up a massive hybrid market of existing server customers.
Azure File Sync satisfies this request!
Thanks for the suggestion!
Program Manager, Azure Files
Craig Humphrey commented
See Azure File Sync.