Azure Blob Storage is a versatile cloud-based object storage solution for all sorts of data, including binary data.
It's unstructured and can handle multiple uploads, making it great for images, videos, backups, and more.
You can manage storage costs by using different access tiers: Hot, Cool, Cold, and Archive, depending on data usage.
We've just had a whirlwind look at the key storage services in Azure, and now we're going to dive a lil deeper. 🤿
First up is Azure Blob Storage, the ✨ iconic ✨ storage solution that many developers and businesses use for images and backup data.
Let's get into it!
Azure Blob Storage is an object storage solution for the cloud. It can store massive amounts of data, such as text or binary* data.
*As a quick refresher, binary data is like a computer's secret language made up of 0s and 1s. Binary data is used to stash stuff like photos, videos, and cat memes inside. 🐱 Binary data keeps everything tidy and easy to find, so Azure Blobs stays efficient when it comes to storing and taking things back out of storage.
Fun fact: why are they called Blobs? It's because BLOB standards for Binary Large Object!
Blob storage is ideal for:
Here's a sneak peek of Azure Blob Storage in the portal:
Data stored in the cloud can grow really, really quickly. To manage costs for your expanding storage needs, it's helpful to organise your data based on how frequently you need it, and how long you plan to keep it for.
Data stored in the cloud can be handled differently based on how it's generated, processed, and accessed over its life!
To accommodate these different access needs, Azure provides several access tiers, which you can use to manage your storage costs with your access needs.
Azure offers different access tiers for blob storage, helping you store object data in the most cost-effective way. These tiers include: