hands-on lab

Implementing Azure Storage Account Failover Strategy

Up to 1h
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Creating highly available and durable resources is crucial to any cloud-based infrastructure. Every cloud service may contain failure points that must be identified ahead of time and planned accordingly to ensure the uptime of the infrastructure in case of disaster. Azure offers storage solutions that are highly available and redundant in case of a regional outage. The purpose of using redundant storage is to achieve maximum value out of available services while leveraging geo-replication features that ensure the best performance and availability for the service.

In this hands-on lab, you will learn about various types of storage accounts to use for high availability and perform a failover test on a storage account.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Understand the storage types to choose for high-availability
  • Understand the failover process for storage endpoints

Intended Audience

  • Candidates for Azure Administrator Exam (AZ-104)
  • Cloud Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Azure Storage Account

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:

Environment before

Environment after

About the author

Learning paths

Parveen is an Azure advocate with previous experience in the professional consulting services industries. He specializes in infrastructure and DevOps with a wide range of knowledge in security and access management. He is also an Azure Certified - DevOps Engineer Expert, Security Engineer, Developer Associate, Administrator Associate, CompTIA Certified - Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
Parveen enjoys writing about cloud technologies and sharing the knowledge with the community to help students upskill in the cloud.

Covered topics

Lab steps

Logging in to the Microsoft Azure Portal
Preparing Assets to Interact with Storage Account for Failover Testing
Adding Static Route to Validate Storage Account Failover