Eventual Consistency

Related to cloud storage it’s a mechanism used to achieve redundancy locally and/or geographically. In the case of Azure Storage accounts with RA-GRS (Read Access & Geo Redundant), they operate using this method.

Azure Files does not support RA-GRS as of October 2018.

 

Sources:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-designing-ha-apps-with-ragrs?toc=%2fazure%2fstorage%2fqueues%2ftoc.json

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/checklist/availability