Nice writeup. How are the IOPS compared to a database sitting on an Azure VM? Can we take advantage of premium storage?
Premium Storage supports only Azure page blobs and these containers are page blobs so I think you can take advantage of it. (But I haven't due to costs)
In terms of IOPS I knew it wouldn't blow me away and it didn't, I think it was comparable to the 500 IOPS / VHD on a VM - really I would consider storage pooling / striping on the VM if I needed more performance.