Storage (Azure)

Azure storage provides several options for redundancy and high availability of storage across data-center hardware, availability zones, and geographies.

Many Azure services leverage blob storage, some with more visibility than others.

Chart compares blob storage capabilities supported by different storage account types.

Azure Blob storage provides object-based storage for large amounts of unstructured data, with options to meet several scenarios and redundancy requirements.

Azure NoSQL offerings support several data types and address a functional gap in Microsoft’s own SQL Server product.

Chart summarizes the various types of Azure managed disks and their capabilities.

Azure Managed Disks provide attached storage for Azure VMs with several options to meet size, performance, and redundancy requirements.

Azure NetApp Files implements the NetApp ONTAP storage OS in Azure to provide a virtual SAN for file-based workloads.

Azure File Sync, a feature of Azure Files, can provide disaster recovery and redundancy in Azure for on-premises file servers.

Azure Files now supports identity-based access authentication, providing granular controls and allowing it to replace on-premises and Azure VM–based file servers.