Storage Account = Unique Azure Namespace (every object has its own web address) (<storage-account>.<storagetype>.core.windows.net)
- Binary Large Object
- Stored in containers
- doesn’t matter what size they are
- all items will have a unique address
- “Block blobs”
- “append blobs” – logging data from VMs
- “Page Blogs” store files up to 8TB, any part of the file can be accessed, could store a virtual machine
- Hot – frequently used files, lower access times and higher cost.
- Cool – Lower cost storage, data remains here for 30 days
- Azure Manages uptime and backup
- you don’t worry about size
- 4 main disk types for VM
- HDD – low cost suitable for backups or test scenarios
- SSD – standard SSD, the norm for any production environment
- Premium SSD – super fast high performance for critical uploads, for databases
- Ultra Disk – for the most demanding data intensive workloads, sub millisecond latency, Disks up to 64 TB. Transaction heavy workloads.
- File shares for on-premises storage. Constraints: Disk space, backups, security, file sharing can be difficult
- File storage account on azure: share across multiple machines, managed so you don’t have to worry about hardware, resilient for network and power outages
- Hybrid – supplement. Lift and Shift to Azure.
- Cheap way to store massive amounts of data
- Requirement – policies, legislation, recovery requirements.
- Lowest price – a few dollars a month for terabytes of space.
- Durable, encrypted, and stable. Perfectly suited for data that is accessed infrequently. Free up premium storage.
- Blob storage, so the same tools will work with both blob and archive