Explore Azure Files, or network file shares, available over both SMB and REST APIs. Traditional clients can continue to use the "NET USE" command to map drives, without the need to deploy Windows Servers as file servers. The Azure Files service is highly available and redundant, offering an instant deployment for workloads depended on file shares.
- [Teacher] With Azure Storage Accounts…we can very easily create files, or file shares.…You might know them as a network share.…And so, this allows us to migrate applications into…Azure really easily if all they need is a file share.…So, what do I mean with a file share?…It might be used to the net use command,…or the C-I-F-S CIFS shares that we can mount from Linux,…or maybe it's a notation Backslash Backslash a server name…followed by Backslash and a share name.…So, if this looks familiar you are familiar with…network shares or network file shares.…
And on an Azure storage account…we can create one really easily.…Now remember in Azure storage…things are triple replicated…at least in the local data center.…So, when we create a file share,…our data will already be redundantly stored,…and so we get a highly available redundant file server…from any general-purpose storage account.…So practically what does this mean?…Well, you're not getting a Windows Server,…so there are some limitations.…For example, you cannot Active Directory…
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Azure Storage is an important part of the Microsoft Azure developer toolkit. In this course, Anton Delsink provides a high-level overview of what Azure Storage is, as well as a brief look at the options available to developers: table, file, queue, and blob-based storage. Anton starts the course with a tour of the Azure portal and an explanation of how to create both a general-purpose storage account and a Blob storage account. Next, he covers important security and deployment topics that apply across all storage options. To wrap up, he briefly goes over each storage area. For a more in-depth exploration of each storage area—files, tables, blobs, and queues—check out additional courses in the Azure Storage for Developers series.
- Creating general-purpose and Blob storage accounts
- Shared key authentication
- Using shared access signatures (SAS)
- Granting privileges with stored access policies
- Encrypting data at rest
- Deploying Azure storage accounts from the command line
- Deploying Azure storage accounts using PowerShell
- Storage types, including blobs, tables, queues, and files