How can we improve Azure Storage?

Appliance for Azure File Sync

I want to use Azure File Sync on easy/small server.
no-RAID, less-storage, less-price, less-install, less ITpro,
and order at Online store, or order at PC shop,
and starting Azure Files within few minutes.

I hope a appliance for using Azure Files Storage with Azure File Sync.

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Yoshihiro Kawabata shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

Hi folks,

We announced the start of this in our Ignite session this year (at about 21 minute mark) in the form of a partnership with DataOn:

We are working with several other vendors as well, and hope to have more to share here soon. Please feel free to leave us comments on what you think.


Will Gries
Program Manager, Azure Files


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  • Kaoru Yoshida commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I Love this idea!!
    If possible,this server is a VHD-based image and can be easily deployed.
    Please do not need a CAL license .

  • Yoshihiro Kawabata commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Currently, I need to select server, get IT operator, setup server, install Windows Server, ...
    It take some day, or more for use File Server with Azure Files Storage / Azure File Sync.

    and Currently, a lot of File Server appliance on Market place, which can easy setup operations with easy manual for no-IT pro.

  • Yoshihiro Kawabata commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I want to use File Server for Azure File Sync with cloud tiering with low-operations to start.
    The File Server need IP, Name with Active Directory Join at on-premise.
    and Azure Portal can add the File Server to Azure File Sync.
    The File Server OS may use Server Core of Windows Server.
    So, It may start as File Server within 5 minutes.

    No RAID, No Backup,
    Low CPU, Low Memory, Low Storage, Low Operations

    I hope to the appliance for Azure File Sync.

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