Azure Premium Files Now Generally Available

Azure premium files, provides consistent performance for IO-intensive workloads that require high-throughput and low latency, is now generally available.

Recently, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure premium files.
 
The company said that the premium tier has been optimized to provide consistent performance for IO-intensive workloads that require high-throughput and low latency.
 
 
Source: Microsoft 
 
Premium file shares store data on the latest SSDs, which according to the company, makes them suitable for a wide variety of workloads that are performance sensitive.
 
Microsoft said that its internal Azure SQL and Microsoft Power BI teams partnered to build solutions on premium files. Microsoft Power BI unveiled a twenty times faster enhanced dataflows compute engine preview built upon Azure Files premium tier.
 
Talking of the cost part, you can pay a single price per provisioned GiB.
 
Also you receive all features of Azure Files in this new offering such as snapshot/restore, Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Backup integration, Azure Storage Explorer support, etc.
 
Developers will also be able to "leverage their existing code and skills to migrate applications using familiar Azure Storage client libraries or Azure Files REST APIs." wrote the company.