What are the different types of storage in Azure?

There are several storage options available in Azure, each with its own set of features and benefits. Some of the most common types of storage in Azure include:

Blob storage:

Blob storage is ideal for storing unstructured data such as photos, videos, documents, and data files. Azure Blob storage is designed to store any amount of data at any level of security, so organizations can use it to meet compliance requirements. Azure Blob storage also offers built-in caching via Azure CDN for high-performance applications.

Table storage:

Azure Table storage enables users to store massive amounts of structured NoSQL data in the cloud without having the need to manage any infrastructure or schema. Organizations can use Azure table storage as a key/value pair structured store with support for Hadoop distributed jobs. Azure table storage is ideal for scenarios that require large volumes of structured, non-relational data or semi-structured data.

Queue storage:

Queue storage provides a reliable messaging system between Azure applications. Azure Queue storage allows for reliable communication between Azure components, services, or applications within Azure or on-premises systems. It also enables Azure cloud solutions to communicate with Azure virtual machines and on-premises servers using HTTPS endpoints.

File storage:

Azure file storage offers users the ability to create shareable files that are stored in Azure Blob service containers. Users can set access permissions on these files, as well as specify which users have read/write access to each container.

Disk storage:

Azure disk storage is an extension of Azure Blob storage, providing organizations with highly available enterprise-grade disks that are provisioned through a REST API call. Organizations can use disks as low-cost local infrastructure for Azure applications, or as a durable and scalable Azure storage solution. Azure disk storage can also be used to store data offline, making it an ideal solution for archival or disaster recovery purposes.
By Travis Mann

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