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Introduction to Azure Storage Services

Many organizations all over the world run their business applications on the Azure cloud. They trust their business to this cloud, but many don’t really understand all the layers of the Azure cloud. Today, we are going to introduce Azure storage services.

The Azure Storage platform is Microsoft’s cloud storage solution for modern data storage scenarios. Core storage services offer a massively scalable object store for data objects, disk storage for Azure virtual machines (VMs), a file system service for the cloud, a messaging store for reliable messaging, and a NoSQL store. All of the Azure storage services are guaranteed to be durable and highly available, secure, scalable, managed and accessible.

The Azure Storage platform includes the following data services:

  • Azure Blobs: A massively scalable object store for text and binary data that includes support for big data analytics
  • Azure Files: Managed file shares for cloud or on-premises deployment
  • Azure Queues: A messaging store for reliable messaging between application components
  • Azure Tables: A NoSQL store for schemaless storage of structured data
  • Azure Disks: Block-level storage volumes for Azure VMs

Azure Storage offers several types of storage accounts that each support different features. For help determining what is best for your business, give us a call today. 2W Tech is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has IT Consultants on staff that specialize in the Microsoft Azure cloud.

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