Today we are announcing the public preview of Azure NetApp Files datastores for Azure VMware Solution (AVS). This new integration between Azure VMware Solution and Azure NetApp Files will enable you to create datastores via the Azure VMware Solution resource provider with Azure NetApp Files NFS volumes and mount the datastores on your private cloud clusters of choice. Along with the integration of Azure disk pools for Azure VMware Solution, this will provide more choice to scale storage needs independently of compute resources. For your storage-intensive workloads running on Azure VMware Solution, the integration with Azure NetApp Files helps to easily scale storage capacity and performance beyond the limits of native vSAN built on top of the AVS nodes and lower your overall total cost of ownership.
Regional availability for this combined solution has been expanded for Azure NetApp Files datastores for Azure VMware Solution to the following; Australia East, Australia Southeast, Brazil South, Canada Central, Canada East, Central US, Germany West Central, East US, France Central, Japan West, North Central US, North Europe, South Central US, Southeast Asia, Switzerland West, UK South, UK West and West US regions.