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Azure Storage is a Microsoft's cloud storage solution for modern enterprises and applications to store data. Cloud Computing is on a surge with the rise of the internet. Many services are available through the cloud, and one among them is storage service. There are many Cloud Service providers such as Microsoft Azure. You have seen the services offered by Azure in the previous courses Azure Essentials and Essentials Continuum. Advantages of Azure Storage You need to know why you are learning Azure Storage and its advantages. Azure Storage was the first service built among the Azure services. It is the fundamental building block of Azure. Following are the offerings of this service: Scalability: It is easily scalable. You can start with a small size blob and scale to infinite size depending on the demand without affecting the production. Durability: Data in Azure storage is very durable with multiple levels of redundancy in which you have just to mention the type of redundancy and Azure does the rest of the work for you. Availability: Replication option enables you to store copies of your data in different availability zones, and in the event of zone or node destruction, the data is still available. Security: All data in the Storage is encrypted; both in rest and transit. Also, with key vault, only you have control over encryption keys making your data more secure. Accessibility: The data in storage can be easily accessed through the available SDKs in a wide variety of languages. Azure Storage supports scripting in Azure PowerShell or Azure CLI. Management: Management is easy because Azure takes care of any critical problems and maintenance of the servers. Intro to Unstructured Storage Azure unstructured data consists of disk storage, file store, sync, and blob storage. These details are detailed in Azure Essentials Continuum. Note: It is recommended to take the course if not taken already, because it deals with the core basics of storage and virtual machines, and their understanding is required here. Unstructured Storage Essentials Ok, since you have taken the previous course, let's hope you remember the basics. If not, let's brush them up. Storage Account: To use any of the Azure Storage services, you need to create a storage account within the Azure account. Resources in this account can be accessed by any language that can make HTTP/HTTPS request. Azure Blob: Binary Large Object (BLOB) is a collection of binary data that may be a file, video, text, image, etc. Azure Blob storage is Microsoft's object storage solution for the cloud. Container: A container provides a grouping of a set of blobs. All blobs must be in a container. A Storage account can hold an unlimited number of containers. Likeways, a container can store an unlimited number of blobs.
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