Azure Storage Concepts
- 1 Internal
- 2 Storage Account
- 3 Storage Types
- 4 Azure Storage Operations
An Azure storage account contains Azure Storage data objects blobs, files, queues, tables and disks. The storage account provides a unique namespace for Azure Storage data. The data in a storage account is highly available, secure and massively scalable.
Storage Account Authentication
Storage Account Name
Storage Account Access Key
Key-based access must be enabled (in the console, see Properties → Security for the Storage Account). To retrieve the access key, go to the console → Storage Account → left tab → Security + networking → Access keys.
Storage Account Types
General-purpose V2 (StorageV2)
Basic storage account for blobs, files, queues and tables, recommended for most scenarios.
Storage accounts with premium performance characteristics for block blobs and append blobs. Recommended for scenarios with high transactions rates, or scenarios that use smaller objects or require consistently low storage latency.
Files-only storage accounts with premium performance characteristics.
Legacy Blob-only storage accounts.
Storage Account Operations
Object (Blob, Container) Storage
A scalable, cost-effective object storage for unstructured data.
A file share is offered under the Azure Files service.
Azure Files Service
NoSQL key-value store.
Azure Disk is storage designed to be used with Azure virtual machines.