Blob Storage

Massively scalable object storage for unstructured data

With exabytes of capacity and massive scalability, Azure Blob storage easily and cost-effectively stores from hundreds to billions of objects, in hot or cool tiers depending on how frequently data access is needed. Store any type of unstructured data –images, videos, audio, documents and more.

Scale up or down, hot or cool

Another day, another server, another rack? Not anymore. Azure Blob storage can handle ALL your unstructured data, scaling up (or down) as your needs change. Plus, you no longer have to manage it, and you pay only for what you use, saving budget over on-premises storage options. You can choose hot or cool storage tiers too, depending on how frequently the data is accessed. Long-term backup can be put in cool storage, while on-demand video lives in the hot storage tier.

Keeping costs down while increasing scale and security

Why choose Azure Blob storage?

All cloud object storage is not the same. Azure offers you:

Strong consistency

When an object is changed, it’s verified everywhere for superior data integrity, ensuring you always have access to the latest version.

Object mutability

Gives you the flexibility to perform edits in-place, which can improve your application performance and reduce bandwidth consumption.

Multiple Blob types

Block, Page and Append Blobs give you maximum flexibility to optimise your storage to your needs.

Easy-to-use geo-redundancy

Automatically configure geo-replication options in a single menu, to easily empower enhanced global/local access and business continuity.

One infrastructure, world-wide access

Make your unstructured data available to users anywhere through REST-based object storage. With more regions than any other cloud provider, it’s ideal for streaming and storing media, whether it’s live broadcast events such as the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics or long-term archive of petabytes of films and television shows. You can search for hidden insights in massive object storage too, through Big Data analytics, providing access to the right people at the right time, no matter where they are.

Any data, cloud scale

Store any type of unstructured data – images, videos, audio, documents and more – with proven technology at exabyte scale. Azure Blob storage handles trillions of stored objects with millions of average requests per second for customers all over the world.

“By having everything in the cloud in Azure, we can take a very data-intensive solution that is complex for customers to manage and turn it into an offering that they only need an Internet connection with a browser to access.”

Hans van Eijk, Global Product Strategy Director at CycloMedia

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