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Table of contents
1.
Introduction
2.
Azure Storage Account
3.
Types of Storage accounts
4.
Create a storage Account
5.
Deleting a storage account
6.
Frequently Asked Questions
6.1.
What is the storage account in Azure?
6.2.
What are the types of Azure storage accounts?
6.3.
Is an Azure Storage account free?
6.4.
How can I create an Azure storage account?
6.5.
What is blob storage?
7.
Conclusion
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024

Azure Storage Account

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Introduction

Azure is a cloud service platform developed by Microsoft to help developers build applications. Azure provides us with scalable, responsive, reliable, and dynamic applications. It has features like application hosting, cloud services, modern architectures, etc. The Azure cloud provides storage service with high security and access from anywhere. The Azure services and the storage capacity differ based on the subscriptions. Let’s discuss the azure storage account in this article.

Azure Storage Account

Azure storage is an account used to store any amount of data like objects, files, blobs, tables, disks, queues, etc. The Azure Storage account provides everyone a unique namespace when you store your data, and the account can be accessed from anywhere over the HTTP or HTTPS protocol. The Azure storage account is secure, highly available, and scalable.  

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Types of Storage accounts

Type of storage account Supported services Usage
Standard general-purpose v2 Blob Storage, TableStorage, Queue Storage, and Azure Files It is a standard storage account for blobs, file shares, queues, and tables. Recommended for most scenarios using Azure Storage.
Premium block blobs Blob Storage It is a premium storage account for block blobs and appends blobs.
Premium file shares Azure Files It is a premium storage account for file shares only. 
Premium page blobs Page blobs only It is a premium storage account for page blobs only.

Create a storage Account

We can create the storage account from PowerShell, Azure CLI, Bicep, Template, and directly from the Azure portal. Now, let’s learn how to create a storage account using the Azure portal with a detailed description.

  1. Login to your Azure account. You can sign up for free in the Azure portal if you don't have an Azure account.
     
  2. Open the left menu on top and click on Storage Accounts to display a list of storage accounts.
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3. Click on the create option; you’ll be redirected to a page to create a storage account.

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4. Once you click on create an account, you’ll be asked to fill in the details in all the tabs are shown below.

 

Basics

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5. Click on create finally in the review+ create tab. After the validation is passed, the deployment will start and show you a tab with the message “your deployment is completed.”

Review/Create

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Deployment

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Now you are done with creating a storage account. As mentioned in the table above, you can store all kinds of data.

Deleting a storage account

We have learned to create a storage account in the above steps. Let’s learn how to delete an account now. You'll be redirected to your account when you click on goto resource after your deployment. You can click on the delete option there to delete a storage account.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the storage account in Azure?

Azure storage is an account used to store any amount of data like objects, files, blobs, tables, disks, queues, etc. The Azure Storage account provides everyone a unique namespace when you store your data, and the account can be accessed from anywhere over the HTTP or HTTPS protocol. 

What are the types of Azure storage accounts?

Azure provides us with 4 types of storage accounts. They are Standard general-purpose v2, Premium block blobs, Premium file shares, and Premium page blobs. These accounts can store different types of data according to their type.

Is an Azure Storage account free?

Azure provides us with a free storage account for a trial. However, if you want to get more resources and services, we can choose a subscription based on the price range anytime, according to your requirements.

How can I create an Azure storage account?

You can create an Azure storage account by creating an Azure account for a subscription of your choice first. Once you create an Azure Storage account, you can follow the steps mentioned above in the article to create your Azure storage account.

What is blob storage?

Blob stands for Binary Large Object. The blob storage allows you to add any amount of unstructured data into the Azure Storage account; it can also contain images and media files.  

Conclusion

We have discussed the concept of Azure and Azure storage accounts in this article. You can open a new Azure storage account by logging into the Azure portal. 

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