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 ...