Paas -Azure Files Sync

YayeFatouAwaFall-4090 20 Reputation points
2023-04-04T08:06:23.7866667+00:00

I am working on an architecture with Azure File Sync , applications are hosting on Iaas VM Want to move from Iaas to Paas for my application. Is it still relevant to keep the File Sync if want to from Iaas To PaaS? Can we have any other alternatives for this scenario? @SumanthMarigowda

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An Azure service that offers file shares in the cloud.
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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 44,096 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-04-11T07:24:18.07+00:00

    @Yaye Fatou Awa Fall Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Q&A.

    Adding offline discussion, for benefiting the other community customers

    • If the apps and server endpoint  is hosted on the same VM , Azure File sync can't be used -> Alternatives can be azure file share 
    • If the apps and the service and server endpoint are hosted on different VMs , we can still used azure File Sync by keeping a VM as Server endpoint  

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  1. Luca Lionetti 3,131 Reputation points
    2023-04-04T09:15:05.26+00:00

    Hi, it would be necessary to have some more info to understand the context of your architecture, but if you want to move from IAAS to PAAS you can continue to use Azure Files, which you should already have since you use azure file sync check this link if it can be useful https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/app-service/configure-connect-to-azure-storage?tabs=portal&pivots=container-linux Cheers Luca


  2. KarishmaTiwari-MSFT 18,637 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-04-04T21:55:18.9333333+00:00

    @YayeFatouAwaFall-4090 Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Q&A.

    If you want to move from IaaS to PaaS for your application, you can still use Azure File Sync as it supports both IaaS and PaaS.

    However, there are other alternatives such as Azure Blob Storage which is a PaaS solution that provides scalable object storage for unstructured data. Azure Blob storage is a fully-managed cloud storage solution that is optimized for storing unstructured data like files, images, videos, and audio. You can use Blob storage to store files that are used by your application and then access them using the Azure Storage Blob REST API or SDKs. This option will allow you to decouple your file storage from your application, which can provide better scalability and performance. You can also use Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 which is a PaaS solution that provides scalable data lake storage for big data analytics workloads.

    Another option is to use Azure App Service with Azure Storage. You can use Azure Storage as an alternative to Azure File Sync to store files and then access them from your application running on App Service. App Service can automatically scale up or down based on demand, which can provide better performance and cost savings. All these alternatives will require some modification to your application along with cost and performance implications as well.

    If you have any questions, please let us know in the "comments" and we would be happy to help you. Comment is the fastest way of notifying the experts.

    If this helps, please 'Accept answer' so that it can help others in the community looking for help on the same topic.

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