Hybrid Storage Appliances

Azure hybrid storage appliances and services offer tiering and caching of storage between on-premises systems and storage in Azure.


Avere Systems, acquired by Microsoft in Jan. 2018, offers software and hardware products that present on-premises and cloud-hosted storage as if it were traditional network-attached storage (NAS). Caching in memory and flash-based storage and file-system optimization reduces latency and improves performance. This process allows customers to use cloud-based computing services and capacity regardless of where data is homed.

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