Azure StorSimple is considered a hybrid cloud storage solution because it combines primary, backup, snapshot, archive and offsite storage solution into one cohesive solution. StorSimple is delivered through SSD and HDD based storage arrays that provide better performance and IOPS than tape storage.
It is used to provide data storage and backup solution for both cloud and on-premises IT Infrastructure. It is primarily used to provide storage resources for:
Azure StorSimple also provides a StorSimple virtual appliance that enables in automatically creating and deploying Azure virtual machine using virtual machines snapshots or preconfigured and stored volumes.
Azure StorSimple uses inline data deduplication and compression techniques to reduce inflexible storage growth and an SSD (solid-state drives) based storage infrastructure for lowering storage input/output costs. It can be managed and controlled from Azure Management Portal.