Monday 8 February 2016

Cloud Based Storage

We have been dealing with couple of Microsoft Azure Concepts in few of our blog posts mainly the one related to Azure Series in which we discussed about Understanding Microsoft Azure, Virtual Networks ,Azure Management Tools and Azure Virtual Machines.

This post would be dedicated to understand the Cloud Based Storage and How Microsoft Azure Fit's In. So let's proceed further and try understand what are we dealing with.

First of all we need to understand that here we are not talking about on premises storage and nor we are dealing with it, means we are not going to manage the Cloud Based Storage as we do in case of our On-Premises Storage.

When it comes to Cloud Based Storage we need a valid Azure Subscription and a Storage Account to be created and configured based on our requirements.

Azure Storage is a Cloud Based Storage which we can provisioned on demand and can be used for various platforms and applications. (Backups, Big Data).

Azure Storage Service

Azure Storage Service includes

File Storage- Can be used by Virtual Machines for sharing data across various applications.

Queue Storage- Providing the communication between various cloud service components.

Table Storage- Helps for fast access to large amount of data using partition and primary key

Blob Storage-  Stores text, media files, which can be accessed by providing a path. Further defined in two types Block Blobs (For Streaming Audio and Video) and Page Blobs (For Read and Write).

 For more information refer Microsoft Azure Essentials

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