Blob Storage Services

For customers needing to store large sets of unstructured data, Blob storage offers an attractive and scalable answer. The types of data may be retained in Blob storage are: documents, photos, music, videos, blogs, file backup, databases, images and text for web applications, big data, or configuration data for cloud applications.

Containers offer a useful way to assign security policies to sets of objects; each Blob is assigned a container. A Storage account can hold indefinite containers; a container may contain an indefinite number of Blobs. The only restriction is the 500 TB capacity limit of the Storage account.

There are three types of Blobs: block blobs, append blobs, and page blobs (disks).

Block blobs are utilized ...

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