Komprise Partners with Microsoft to Support Microsoft Azure File Data Migration Program

Customers can migrate file data to the right Azure tier for cost savings and drive value from their data.


I had the chance to meet with the Komprise management team several days ago during the 41st IT Press Tour. Today, they've announced their partnership with Microsoft to support the Microsoft Azure File Migration Program.


The new program gives customers access to file migration at no cost and complements the Azure Migrate portfolio which customers use to automate and orchestrate the migration of servers, desktops, databases, and web applications to Azure. Komprise is one of a few Microsoft ISVs chosen for this exclusive program.


Migrating on-premises applications such as file workloads, high-performance computing (HPC) and analytics requires identifying and migrating tens of terabytes to several petabytes of file data stored on NAS appliances and other on-premises storage to the right tier of Azure Files, Azure NetApp Files, and Azure Blob Storage. Customers often guess which data to migrate and to where and these migrations can be laborious, error-prone, and slow when moving large data sets.


Komprise Elastic Data Migration eliminates the cost and complexity of managing file data by providing analytics-driven data migration to Azure without creating any vendor lock-in:

  • Provides analytics across existing NAS (e.g. NetApp, Dell, Windows) to identify which data sets to migrate and to which tier of Azure

  • Systematically migrates files 27-times faster. Komprise Elastic Data Migration scales elastically according to the distribution of your shares, directories, and files

  • Ensures full data integrity by migrating all file attributes and permissions with full MD5 checksums on every file

Customers will have the opportunity to upgrade to the full product, Komprise Intelligent Data Management, which means they can transparently tier across Azure Storage platforms, cutting 70% of cloud costs. Data is tiered natively, allowing users and applications nondisruptive access. Organizations can leverage the Komprise Global File Index to query, tag, and move the right data to the right place for AI, ML, and data processing.


“By working closely with the Microsoft Azure Storage team, we can help enterprises accelerate their path to the cloud for file and object data and make their data available to cloud-based data lakes and AI services without locking their data to proprietary storage technology,” says Krishna Subramanian, President and COO of Komprise.

The Azure File Migration Program offers free software licensing, an onboarding session, and limited access to support after selecting the Azure-sponsored offer from the Azure Marketplace. Learn more about the Komprise offering here.