Add Cold and Archive tiers to Azure Files
Azure Files should have Cold and Archive tiers, similar to Blobs.
Though ideally, it would be great to have a single file share that has all three tiers (hot, cold, archive) available and simply uses rules to shift the files around on the physical storage.
The rules could be as simple as declaring a specific folder to be "cold", or could be based on file attributes (created, last accessed, etc).
Lyndon Frei commented
Noticed Azure Files is pretty pricey compared to AWS' solution, mostly due to the lacking cool tier support!
Huge plus one here!
Adding lifecycle management to Azure Files would make it a killer service indeed. We're looking at implementing Azure Files now but I'm just learning that Lifecycle management is only at the Blob level.