Azure Blob Storage Updates
Last access for Azure Blob Storage, a service for storing large amounts of unstructured object data, such as text or binary data, now is in public preview. Last access provides customers improved visibility into their data, including how often it gets accessed, and will help customers manage their data life cycles based on access time.
Customers also can use last access time, a new system metadata available to independent software vendor partners to make placement and retention decisions for their data.
In addition, Azure Blob Storage now supports Network File System (NFS) 3.0 for read-heavy data workloads for media, energy and financial services customers. The upgrade, which is in public preview, helps remove data silos and run applications at scale by serving as the only storage platform that supports NFS protocol over objects with object storage economics, according to Microsoft.