2.3. Describe Azure storage services

The skill “2.3. Describe Azure Storage Services” focuses on the various Azure services related to storage. Azure offers a range of storage services that are designed to meet different needs, from simple file storage to high-performance data storage.

Azure Storage Services include:

  1. Azure Blob Storage: Azure Blob Storage is a massively scalable object storage for unstructured data like text, images, videos, and audios. It is designed for storing and serving large amounts of unstructured data, including documents, media files, backups, and archives.
  2. Azure File Storage: Azure File Storage is a fully managed file share in the cloud that enables organizations to migrate on-premises file servers to the cloud without re-writing their applications. It provides a fully managed SMB file share in the cloud that can be accessed by multiple virtual machines.
  3. Azure Queue Storage: Azure Queue Storage is a messaging service that enables asynchronous communication between different components of an application. It is used for queuing work items and for sending messages between different components of an application.
  4. Azure Table Storage: Azure Table Storage is a NoSQL key-value store that enables users to store structured data in the cloud. It provides a scalable, low-cost solution for storing structured data that can be accessed using a simple key-based lookup.
  5. Azure Disk Storage: Azure Disk Storage is a high-performance, persistent block storage for virtual machines. It provides a range of disk types, including Standard HDD, Standard SSD, Premium SSD, and Ultra Disk, to meet different performance and cost requirements.

Understanding Azure Storage Services is essential for anyone working with Azure infrastructure and services, as storage is a fundamental component of many cloud-based applications and solutions. By choosing the appropriate storage service, users can ensure that their applications are efficient, reliable, and cost-effective.