Azure Classroom Series – 28/May/2021

Types of Storage Accounts

  • Standard general purpose v2:

    • Supported Storage Services:
      • Blob
      • Queue
      • Table
      • Azure Files
    • Redundancy Options: LRS/GRS/RA GRS / ZRS/GZRS/RA-GRS
    • Usage: Most widely used storage account option
  • Premium block blobs:

    • Supported Storage Services: Blob Storage
    • Redundancy Options: LRS, ZRS
    • Usage: Recommended for scenarios with high transaction rates
  • Premium file shares:

    • Supported Storage Services: Azure Files
    • Redundancy Options: LRS, ZRS
    • Usage: Recommended for enterprise application
  • Premium Page Blob:

    • Supported Storage Services: Page Blob
    • Redundancy Options: LRS
  • Creating premium storage accounts

    • Premium blob storage account: Preview Preview
    • Premium File Share Storage Account
    • Premium Page Blob Storage Account

Storage Account endpoints

  • A Storage accounts provides a unique namespace in Azure for the data which is combination of storage account name and Azure Storage service endpoint forms
Storage Service Endpoint
Blob Storage https://your-storage-account-name.blob.core.windows.net
Data Lake Storage Gen2 https://your-storage-account-name.dfs.core.windows.net
Azure Files https://your-storage-account-name.file.core.windows.net
Queue Storage https://your-storage-account-name.queue.core.windows.net
Table Storage https://your-storage-account-name.table.core.windows.net
  • In Azure two storage accounts with same name are not allowed as endpoints collide.

Understand Azure Storage Account Pricing

  • Exercise:
    • Create a price estimate for 100 GB storage in Azure Storage Account and will be accessed by approximately 1000 people
    • Create an estimate with Hot tier and cool tier
    • Create an estimate with standard and premium blob storage.
  • Refer Here for the pricing of azure storage accounts
  • Refer Here to estimate costs using azure storage account

Next Steps:

  1. Data Protection
  2. Redundancy and disaster recovery
  3. Azure File Storage
  4. Demo of Azure Page Blob.

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