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Azure Archive Storage

Industry-leading price point for storing rarely accessed data

Low cost, high value

Exponential data growth doesn’t have to mean exponential costs for data storage and management. Azure Archive Storage offers low-cost, durable and highly available secure cloud storage for rarely accessed data with flexible latency requirements. Store terabytes of data in the cloud for just a few dollars a month, and repurpose your storage infrastructure for other critical business objectives.

Secure from the start

Rarely accessed doesn’t mean unimportant. Many industries require organisations to maintain multiple years of sensitive financial, medical or employee data. When you move that data to the cloud, you want it to be protected with the highest level of security. Archive Storage provides secure data transfer to the cloud using HTTPS, and automatically secures that data at rest using 256-bit AES keys.

Easier management and blob-level tiering

Azure Archive Storage is yet another storage tier available for blob storage. Hot, cool and archive objects can all exist side by side in the same account. And with the introduction of blob-level tiering, you can change an object’s tier with a single click in the Azure portal, or you can use the REST API (or .NET, Java, Python and a number of other SDKs) to programmatically change as many objects as needed.


We’ve made it easy for data management vendors to take advantage of the archive tier. See partner solutions with built-in support for the Azure archive tier.

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