Four years ago we imagined what many said would be impossible: build a fully-managed, on-premises-like storage infrastructure service for the most demanding mission-critical workloads in Azure and make itavailable on-demand, anywhere in the world.
We would need speed, security, and scalability. We would need to pass the most stringent certifications and compliance criteria. And we would need to make it simple. IT specialists with minimal knowledge of storage should be able to migrate core workloads to Azure with little to no risk and manage those workloads in a seamless and deeply integrated way.
We announced thegeneral availability of Azure NetApp Filesin May 2019. Since then, we have worked with customers to successfully migrate and run some of their most important production workloads. Today, we areannouncingthe removal of the waiting list for this service. The capabilities, scale, performance, and cost-efficiency of Azure NetApp Files are unmatched in the cloud for ONTAP® workloads, and we look forward to continuing our work with customers to enable their most demanding applications.