First Login to Azure Portal and create a Storage Account Create a Storage Account. (https://portal.azure.com). You can find Legacy Portal and New Portal for managing Azure resources. When creating the storage account you can specify what location to place your storage account in. As a best practice, you should choose the same location for your storage account and your hosted services, which you can also do in the Developer Portal. This allows the computation to have high bandwidth and low latency to storage, and the bandwidth is free between computation and storage in the same location.
Also note when you create the Storage Account Name the name should be lowercase letters, numbers and the length should be 3 to 24 characters.
The data in your Microsoft Azure storage account is always replicated to ensure durability and high availability, meeting the Azure Storage SLA even in the face of transient hardware failures.
When you create a storage account, you must select one of the following replication options:
- Locally redundant storage (LRS)
- Zone-redundant storage (ZRS)
- Geo-redundant storage (GRS)
- Read-access geo-redundant storage (RA-GRS)
The following table provides a quick overview of the differences between LRS, ZRS, GRS, and RA-GRS, while subsequent sections address each type of replication in more detail.
|Data is replicated across multiple facilities.||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Data can be read from the secondary location as well as from the primary location.||No||No||No||Yes|
|Number of copies of data maintained on separate nodes.||3||3||6||6|
The below list shows the Azure regions available as of now.
In India the following locations are available for Azure Data Centers
The subscription allows to manage the charges for the services you have used in the Azure services.
- Resource – An item that is part of your Azure solution. Some common resources are a virtual machine, storage account, web app, database, and virtual network, but there are many more.
- Resource group – A container that holds related resources for an application. The resource group can include all of the resources for an application, or only those resources that you group together. You can decide how you want to allocate resources to resource groups based on what makes the most sense for your organization.
The below screens will help you to understand how to do it:
Step1: Login to portal
Step 2: Choose New -> Data + Storage -> Storage Account
Step 3: Fill the required details
Once your Storage Account is created you can see in the Portal as given below:
If you have reached up to here means you have created the Storage Account successfully.
Have a break!