Azure Classroom Series – 15/Mar/2020

Storage on the cloud


  • Different kinds of storages
    • Disk Storage
    • Network file storage
    • Blob Storage
    • Table Storage
    • Queue Storage
    • Datalake Storage

Disk Storages


  • Are used to attach to Virtual Machines
  • Only one VM can be attached at a time
  • Disks have pricing and some factors for choosing disks are
    • Size
    • Speed
  • Disks belong to Regions i.e. a Disk in Region A can be connected to Virtual Machine only in that region.
  • Backups and Restores can be done.
  • Azure has 3 kinds of Disks
    • Managed Disks
    • UnManaged Disks
    • Temp Disks

Network Disks

  • Network Disk is disk which can be shared for multiple VMS at the same time.
  • In Azure we have Network disk supported using Azure File Share

Blob Storage

  • Storage system in which you can store files and each file gets a unique url.
  • No need for us to worry about file systems, any file can be uploaded.
  • Individual file size cannot be > 4.7 TB

Table Storage:

  • NoSQL Table data can be stored directly here

Queue Storage:

  • Azure supports Queue Storage for Message Queue kind of functionality

Data Lake Storage:

  • Azure Supports Data Lake Storage.

Azure Storage Account

  • Azure Created one Service for all kinds of storage
  • Can create
    • Disk Storage
    • Table Storage
    • Network File Share
    • Queue Storage
    • Data lake Storage
  • Azure created storage account as one stop solution for all different kinds of storages
  • Later for Disks, Azure has create Azure Managed Disks


Azure Disk

  • Create a VM in Azure use default options
  • Navigate to the Disks blade and you would see the disk with the following information Preview

Next Steps

  • Understanding Disk Storage in Azure.

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