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Azure Storage Account


This blog post aims to provide an overview of Azure Storage Accounts. It will explain how to create them and use them effectively.

Azure Storage Account

Azure Storage Account is a container for scalable and durable cloud storage solutions. It is capable of handling large amounts of data and supports various types of data such as blobs, files, queues, tables, and disks. The storage account provides a range of features and options to help users store, manage, and access their data in the cloud.

Types of Azure Storage Accounts

Azure offers different tiers of storage accounts, including the following:

  1. Standard:
    • Standard general-purpose v2: This is the standard tier of Azure Storage Accounts that provides support for a wide range of data types, including blobs, files, queues, tables, and disks. Standard general-purpose v2 storage accounts offer multiple redundancy options and are suitable for most workloads.
  1. Premium:
    • Premium Block Blobs are a high-performance tier of Azure Storage Accounts optimized for storing and managing unstructured data, such as videos, images, and backups. These accounts provide high-performance I/O operations and faster access to data.
    • Premium File Shares are a high-performance tier of Azure Storage Accounts designed for enterprise-level file sharing and storage. These accounts offer advanced features such as faster I/O operations, higher throughput, and lower latency.
    • Premium Page Blobs are a high-performance tier of Azure Storage Accounts optimized for storing and managing virtual machine (VM) disks. These accounts offer faster read/write operations and better I/O performance, making them ideal for enterprise-level applications that require high-speed data access.

Redundancy Options

    • Locally Redundant Storage (LRS): To ensure high availability, the data center stores multiple copies of the data within the same data center.
    • Zone-Redundant Storage (ZRS): For high availability and disaster recovery purposes, the data is duplicated across multiple availability zones within the same region.
    • Geo-Redundant Storage (GRS): Copies of data are stored in a secondary region for disaster recovery.
    • Read-Access Geo-Redundant Storage (RA-GRS): Similar to GRS, but allows read access to the secondary region.
    • Geo-zone-redundant storage (GZRS): This option combines the features of ZRS and GRS, replicating data synchronously across three Azure availability zones in two regions. GZRS provides the highest durability and availability for mission-critical applications.

Create Storage Account

In this blog, we’ll be focusing on how to create a storage account using the Standard Azure Storage Account type. However, it’s important to note that depending on your specific requirements, you may want to consider using the Premium Storage Account type instead.

  1. Navigate to the Azure portal and log in with your credentials. If you haven’t yet set up an Azure account, you can sign up here to get started.
  2. Create a new resource group.
  3. Once the resource group is created successfully, search in Azure search bar “Storage Accounts” to create Azure Storage Accounts.
  4. Click on “+ Create” to start the process of creating a new Storage Accounts.
  5. On “Basics” Tab: Select the subscription, resource group, Storage Account Name, Region, Performance (Storage Type), and Redundancy.

  1. On “Advanced” Tab: Specify the settings in the Security section, and then click.

  1. On “Network” Tab: select the default Network settings and Network Routing

  1. On “Data Protection” tab: select the Recovery and Tracking default setting.

  1. On “Encryption” tab: select the default setting 

  1. On “Tags” Tab, select Environment as “poc” and Application as “general”.

  1. On “Review” tab, review the settings you’ve chosen for the Azure Storage Account, if everything looks good, click the “Create” button to create the Storage Account.

  1. Once storage account get deployed successfully, we can see the storage account. 

  1. Azure storage services include containers, file shares, queues, and tables, each providing distinct functionalities to cater to different data storage and processing needs. Depending of your requirement,  you can select them.

In conclusion, this blog post provides a comprehensive guide on Azure Storage Accounts, including its different types, redundancy options, and how to create them. It also explains the various Azure storage services available, such as containers, file shares, queues, and tables, and how each can be used to manage data in the cloud. By understanding the features and options of Azure Storage Accounts, users can make informed decisions about which storage type and service to use based on their specific requirements.

Keep learning and stay happy!

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