Blob storage requires an account. Learn how to create that account in Azure.
- [Instructor] To get started with Blob storage, let's log back in to our portal. And as the portal comes up, the first thing that we want to do is to create storage account. So we'll click on New, and a number of options come up, and we'll click on Storage, and then within Storage we're going to click on Storage Account. That will bring up the configuration blade, and the first thing that it needs is the storage account name.
Now this must be just letters and numbers. So I'm going to call this jlblobstorage and that will have appended to it .core.windows.net. There are two types of deployment models: Resource manager, and Classic. Classic is only useful if you already have an existing application with Blob storage. So typically, you'll use Resource management. Next is your choice on Account kind.
This comes in two types: General purpose, and Blob storage. If you choose Blob storage, you'll be asked to decide between Hot and Cool Tier, where Hot is for data that you're accessing frequently, and Cool, as you might imagine, is for data that you'll be accessing less frequently. Most of the time you're going to go with the default of General purpose. Performance is divided between Standard and Premium, where Premium has better performance, and costs a bit more.
Replication is the interesting one. You have a number of choices here: Local-redundant, which is LRS, means that your data will be replicated a number of times, but local to your chosen area. Zone-redundant gives you the same thing, but with a wider dispersion of your data. Geo-redundant disperses your data all over the world. And Read-access geo-redundant is just like geo-redundant but allows you immediate read-access to your data.
That's the default, and it's the one we want. It's also the safest, because your data being redundant all over the world can survive outages and disasters. We're going to disable Encryption, scroll down, choose the subscription we want to use, as we've been doing I'll use my MSDN subscription, and then use an existing or create a new resource group. You'll note that I do not have an existing resource group at this point, so I'll create a new one, and I'll call that jlblobstorage.
Next we choose the location, which we'll leave as West US, append that to the dashboard, and click Create. It'll take us back to the Dashboard, where you can see that it's deploying the storage account, and that will take a few minutes.
- Creating an MVC web app
- Publishing an MVC app to Azure
- Creating a SQL database on Azure
- Enabling migrations
- Updating an Azure database
- Changing the schema
- Exploring various types of Blob storage
- Creating Blob storage accounts in Azure
- Examining Azure statistics for monitoring Blob storage