At Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, we had the opportunity to show Azure NetApp® Files directly to customers. Jointly developed by Microsoft and NetApp, Azure NetApp Files is a native Microsoft Azure service powered by NetApp technology. This service is designed to meet and exceed most organizational requirements for performance, scalability, data management, security, and more. The industry-leading offerings of Azure NetApp Files generated tons of interest—and questions—at the event. Here are four of the most frequently asked questions about Azure NetApp Files.

Is Azure NetApp Files cost competitive?

Azure NetApp Files is definitely cost competitive. We have one of the best price points you can get for any file service in the cloud!

Is my data encrypted in Azure NetApp Files?

Yes, Azure NetApp Files is encrypted by default. Anytime you’re saving data to the cloud, you can be assured that it’s encrypted.

Can I run legacy apps in Azure NetApp Files?

Running legacy apps is no problem in Azure NetApp Files. It supports NFSv3, which handles over 80% of the applications that are in the market today.

Can Azure NetApp Files help me move data from on-premises environments to Azure?

Yes, it can help you move data into Azure. Azure NetApp Files supports multiple protocols, allowing you to move applications, even those requiring high performance, directly into the cloud.

Experience Azure NetApp Files

Azure NetApp Files provides rich features that enable you to better manage your data with consistently high performance. Register now to access cloud-native file services in Azure. Get started and see how easy it is to manage, protect, and restore your file data.

Jeff Whitaker

Jeff Whitaker is the Sr. Manager, Cloud Solutions Marketing at NetApp. When he is not carving out new horizons in product marketing for Azure NetApp Files for Microsoft Azure, he can be found racing motocross up and down the west coast. You can reach Jeff directly at

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