Understand factors that influence HPC storage selection in Azure

Azure Storage

This module covers various factors that influence HPC storage selection in Azure. We review NFS, file access, directory services, parallel file systems, and hybrid file-access considerations.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Document the file-access architecture for your HPC use case
  • Consider the implications of your architecture requirements
  • Compare several file-access architectures


  • Understand file systems
  • Understand shared file systems
  • Understand file-system permissions, authentication methods, and operations
  • Understand high-performance computing, how HPC jobs run, and how HPC interacts with storage