Support Managed Disks
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Currently ACI is not suitable for hosting databases, but if you give us ability to mount Managed Disks it would allow us to hust hunderds of databases.
I saw this post https://medium.com/@seanmckenna_47871/aci-pm-here-d59cde58890a and it says "We intend to eventually support other volume types, such as Azure Managed Disks.". Do you still have plans to support Managed Disks?
Currently in review with Managed Disks team. If you have a specific use case for this feature and are open to sharing feedback, please send us an email
Nicolas Bélie commented
Hello ACI Team, our use case would be to pop ACI which would require a high volume IOPS. Currently working with VM and Premium SSD Managed Disks. It would be very interesting to have ACI linked to Managed Disks dynamically.
This would make my life so much easier
Chris Breederveld commented
+1 to this. Performance of highest tier File Shares does not come close to the lowest tier Managed Disks.
We have created an environment fully on Container Instances, but now have to move everything over to AKS because of the poor disk I/O of ACI.
Tobias Zimmergren commented
When using AKS, one of the key benefits is the dynamic allocation of a Managed Disk (premium or standard depending on the underlying VM size).
We're moving away from AKS for some workloads and more into the direction of ACI, but it would definitely help adoption of Container Instances if Managed Disks were an option here too - both Standard tier disks and Premium SSD.
For burst workloads that require a quick disk and a lot of data processing, I could use Premium SSD managed disks with AKS and it worked pretty well.