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An Intro to Azure Storage Accounts

An Azure storage account contains all of your Azure Storage data objects, including blobs, file shares, queues, tables, and disks. The storage account provides a unique namespace for your Azure Storage data that’s accessible from anywhere in the world over HTTP or HTTPS.


In this lecture, you’re introduced to Azure Storage Accounts, which are essential components for managing and storing data in Azure. The lecture begins by explaining that an Azure Storage Account is a container that holds various types of data objects such as blobs, file shares, queues, tables, and Azure disks. It emphasizes the importance of the storage account in providing a unique namespace for your Azure Storage data, which is accessible globally over HTTP or HTTPS.

The various types of Azure Storage Accounts and their respective features and pricing models are then highlighted. A table is referenced that outlines the recommended storage accounts by Microsoft for most storage scenarios, including:

  1. The standard general-purpose v2 storage account
  2. The premium block blob account
  3. Premium file shares
  4. Premium page blobs

The general-purpose v2 account is noted for its wide-ranging support for different storage services and redundancy options, making it suitable for most scenarios involving Azure Storage.

The premium block blobs storage account is presented as ideal for scenarios requiring high transaction rates, small object storage, or low latency, with limited redundancy options (LRS and ZRS).

Premium file shares are tailored for enterprise-level or high-performance applications, supporting both SMB and NFS file shares.

The premium page blobs storage account is specialized for page blobs only and offers LRS redundancy.

Furthermore, you’re advised that Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are associated with storage accounts and are encouraged to learn more about them through a provided URL.

Finally, the lecture stresses the importance of understanding the different types of storage accounts, the storage services they support, their redundancy options, and the common use cases for each, especially for exam preparation.

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