We recently introduced our Guide to Microsoft Azure Cost Optimization and now we’re going start diving into each of the different aspects of the guide. Our first look will contain information on Azure Storage Pricing and how it works. In the guide, we’ll compare Azure storage types, storage accounts, and storage redundancy options to determine which combination works best for your organization.
The Many Types of Azure Storage Pricing
Microsoft Azure provides many storage solutions for scaling applications, service performance, and budget. Selecting which combination of solutions works best for you depends on your use case. Let’s examine the major account and storage types offered by Microsoft along with high-level pricing information, so that you can begin planning with your storage needs in mind.
Here is a brief rundown of the different Azure storage types:
- Azure Block Blobs
- Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2
- Azure Managed Disks
- Azure Files
- Azure Table Storage
- Azure Queues Storage
What is Azure Storage Account?
Your Azure Storage Account will contain all of your Blobs, Files, Queues, Tables, and Disks. Your Azure Storage assets are accessible via the unique namespace created for your account and contains all your Azure Storage data objects such as Blobs, Files, Queues, Tables and Disks. The storage account provides a unique namespace for your Azure Storage data that is accessible from anywhere in the world over HTTP or HTTPS. Data in your Azure Storage Account is durable, highly available, secure, and massively scalable.