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Introduction to Azure Storage


Computer data storage is a device underlying computing hardware that is used for storing, porting and extracting data files and objects. It can hold and store information both temporarily and permanently and can be internal or external to a computer, server or any similar computing device.

Azure cloud storage is a service which is highly available, secure, durable, scalable, and redundant provided and managed by a Microsoft. Azure Storage includes Blobs, Files, Queues and Tables type storage. This article will make you aware of the storage services which are provided by Microsoft Azure.

Durable and highly available: It is the big deal to ensure your data is safe in the event of transient hardware, On-premise server often faces this issue and result loss of data. Microsoft Azure provides the facility of redundancy which ensures that your data is safe in the event of transient hardware failures. You can replicate the data across the datacenters or geographical regions for additional protection from catastrophe or natural disaster.

Scalable: Azure Storage is designed to be massively scalable to meet the data storage and performance needs of today's applications.
Managed: Microsoft Azure handles maintenance and any critical problems for you.
Accessible: You can access data from anywhere in the world over HTTP or HTTPS.

Azure Storage services 
Azure Storage includes these data services: 
Azure Blobs: Blobs stand for Binary Large Object. It includes all type of data like image, text, video, and audio.
Azure Files: Managed file shares for cloud or on-premises deployments.
Azure Queues: A messaging store for reliable messaging between application components.
Azure Tables: A NoSQL store for schema-less storage of structured data.