Microsoft Azure Storage

  • Durability and high availability: Stored data is replicated and kept in different geographical locations. Hence, in the case of any hardware failure, you have your replicas safe and so your data. Also, if there is any natural disaster, your data will remain secure and you can avail them pretty easily.
  • Scalability: The storage is massively scalable depending on the requirements. Data is automatically scaled up to accommodate any peak demands.
  • Security: Accessing any information by an intruder from your storage is not an easy task, and hence your data is secure. Azure Storage uses a shared key model to authenticate a user. Usage of the shared access signature (SAS) can restrict access to data.
  • Accessibility: You can access your data from anywhere over HTTP or HTTPS. You can write your code on Azure PowerShell or on Azure CLI. Azure Storage Explorer and Azure portal provide you with an easy way to work with your data.
  • Azure blob storage: It is optimized to store huge unstructured data. Storage is in terms of binary large objects (BLOBs).
  • Azure table storage: It has now become a part of Azure Cosmos DB. Azure table stores structured NoSQL data.
  • Azure file storage: It is a fully managed file sharing service in the cloud or on-premise via the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.
  • Azure queue storage: It is a storage service that stores messages that can be accessed through HTTP or HTTPS from any part of the globe.
  • Disk storage: It is a virtual hard disk (VHD) that is of two types: managed and unmanaged.

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