Application Migration from NFS to Azure services

Nimeshikka 1 Reputation point
2021-02-09T08:58:18.257+00:00

We are currently using NFS in our application. We want to upgrade our technology to next gen and have an idea of moving to Azure services such as Azure Data Lake as an alternative to NFS.

Please provide your suggestions on implementing the above and other alternatives that Azure provides to replace the use of NFS.

Azure Data Lake Storage
Azure Data Lake Storage
An Azure service that provides an enterprise-wide hyper-scale repository for big data analytic workloads and is integrated with Azure Blob Storage.
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  1. deherman-MSFT 34,026 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2021-02-10T00:39:03.877+00:00

    @Nimeshikka
    NFS is treated like a filesystem while Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 is designed for enterprise big data analytics. You can read more about ADLS Gen2 here. Since it is not the same as NFS this will likely require changes to your code and is not a simple process.

    Azure now offers two different options for NFS. First there is NFS shares with Azure Files. NFS 4.1 support for Azure Files provides users with a fully managed NFS file system as a service.

    Another option might be NFS 3.0 protocol support in Azure Blob storage. This allows you to utilize low cost blob storage and still utilizing the NFS protocol in your application.

    Please check these options and see if they might be suitable for your use case. Let us know if you have an questions or issues and we will be happy to assist.

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