Premium Storage is specifically designed for Azure Virtual Machine workloads requiring consistent high performance and low latency. This makes them highly suitable for I/O-sensitive SQL Server workloads. Premium Storage is currently available only for storing data on disks used by Azure Virtual Machines.With Premium Storage, Azure offers the ability to truly lift-and-shift your demanding enterprise applications – like SQL Server, Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM, Exchange Server, MySQL, and SAP Business Suite – to the cloud.
Durability of data is of utmost importance for persistent storage. Azure customers have critical applications that depend on the persistence of their data and high tolerance against failures. That is why, for Premium Storage, we implemented the same level of high durability using our Locally Redundant Storage technology. Premium Storage keeps three replicas of data within the same region.
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