Azure Container StoragePREVIEW
Manage persistent storage volumes for stateful container applications.
Manage volumes cost-effectively with diverse storage options
Azure Container Storage is a volume-management service built natively for containers. Create and manage storage volumes for production-scale stateful container applications and run anywhere on Kubernetes.
Fully managed persistent volume deployment and unified volume management for various backend storage options.
Simple and consistent volume orchestration for stateful workloads via the Kubernetes control plane.
Efficient allocation of persistent volumes into backend storage for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
Rapid scale out of storage containers.
Run anywhere and access diverse storage options
Run stateful container applications on Kubernetes anywhere with consistent experiences across environments. Attain seamless uniformity across volume types including Azure Disk Storage, Azure Elastic SAN, and ephemeral disks —such as NVMe drives on virtual machines—to simplify the deployment of persistent volumes.
Simplify storage volume management in Kubernetes
Deploy and manage persistent storage volumes for stateful container application in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Integrate volume management with Kubernetes and provision persistent volumes dynamically for stateful applications.
Economize to save on overall cost
Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by efficiently deploying and managing persistent volumes on backend storage options. Increase storage utilization for stateful workloads to enable dynamic sharing of resources provisioned on the Azure Container Storage pool across all deployed persistent volumes.
Maximize stateful workload performance on AKS
Optimize the performance of stateful workloads on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) clusters by accelerating the deployment of stateful containers with persistent volumes and minimizing pod failover time.
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Maximize cost efficiency with Azure Container Storage and pay only for storage used
Start by using the free tier for resource orchestration while experimenting, exploring, or getting started. Upgrade to the standard tier for production, large-scale applications, and mission-critical workloads. Azure Container Storage orchestration is offered for free during the preview period for both free and standard tiers, and you pay for only the underlying storage resources consumed.
Get started with an Azure free account
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.
Frequently asked questions about Azure Container Storage
During public preview, Azure Container Storage supports only Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). With Azure Container Storage, you can deploy and manage volumes consistently across various backend storage options such as local storage and persistent block storage while using AKS.
Azure Container Storage is built natively for containers and provides a storage solution that is highly optimized for creating and managing volumes for running production-scale stateful container applications. When compared to Azure CSI drivers, it provides better performance and availability Additionally, Azure Container Storage supports storage types like local volumes and SAN which are not supported by Azure CSI drivers.