Yesterday, Matt Hester discussed the advantages of SMB shared folders in an on-premises datacenter for simplifying storage architectures in his article on Hyper-V over SMB. In today's article in our Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Jessica DeVita walks us through building an SMB shared folder solution in the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and the new Azure Files preview feature. 
 
 


 

Shared folders play an important role in many existing applications as a simple shared storage location for centralizing application configuration information and business data.  With Azure Files, it's now super-easy to move applications that require SMB shared folders to Azure, so that you can capitalize on the cost and agility benefits of a cloud platform for these applications.
 

READ JESSICA'S FULL ARTICLE HERE!