Exploring your storage account

Many Azure resources use Azure Storage. When you create an Azure VM, for example, you store the VHD file in Azure Storage. Azure Storage accounts can hold a variety of data, with different mechanisms for managing each data type.

Additionally, the storage account provides both scalability and data durability and resiliency. Azure Storage manages five distinct types of data:

  • Binary large object (blob)
  • Table
  • Queue
  • File
  • Disk

A blob is unstructured data that you store in Azure. Blob storage can hold any type of data in any form. This could include MP4 movies, ISO images, VHD drives, JPG files, and so on. Individual blobs reside within blob containers, which are equivalent to file store folders, but with very limited nesting ...

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