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The course is part of these learning paths

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Storage overview
Overview9m 38s
Blob storage
Table storage
Queue storage
File storage
Disk storage
Getting the Most From Azure Storage
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Duration1h 47m


The Azure Storage suite of services form the core foundation of much of the rest of the Azure services ecosystem. Blobs are low-level data primitives that can store any data type and size. Tables provide inexpensive, scalable NoSQL storage of key/value data pairs. Azure queues provide a messaging substrate to asynchronously and reliably connect distinct elements of a distributed system. Azure files provide an SMB-compatible file system for enabling lift-and-shift scenarios of legacy applications that use file shares. Azure disks provide consistent, high-performance storage for virtual machines running in the cloud.

In this Introduction to Azure Storage course you'll learn about the features of these core services, and see demonstrations of their use. Specifically, you will:

  • Define the major components of Azure Storage
  • Understand the different types of blobs and their intended use
  • Learn basic programming APIs for table storage
  • Discover how queues are used to pipeline cloud compute node together
  • Learn to integrate Azure files with multiple applications
  • Understand the tradeoffs between standard/premium storage and unmanaged/managed disks


About the Author

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Josh Lane is a Microsoft Azure MVP and Azure Trainer and Researcher at Cloud Academy. He’s spent almost twenty years architecting and building enterprise software for companies around the world, in industries as diverse as financial services, insurance, energy, education, and telecom. He loves the challenges that come with designing, building, and running software at scale. Away from the keyboard you'll find him crashing his mountain bike, drumming quasi-rythmically, spending time outdoors with his wife and daughters, or drinking good beer with good friends.