Massively scalable object storage for unstructured data
With exabytes of capacity and massive scalability, Blob Storage stores from hundreds to billions of objects in hot, cool or archive tiers, depending on how often data access is needed. Store any type of unstructured data – images, videos, audio, documents and more – easily and cost-effectively.
Scale up or down using tiers – Hot, Cool, Archive and the new PremiumPREVIEW
Store data in tiers according to how frequently it’s accessed. Place frequently accessed data in Hot, infrequently accessed data in Cool, rarely accessed data in Archive and data that requires low-latency access in the new Premium tier. Learn more about the new Premium Blob Storage.
Why choose Azure Blob Storage?
All cloud object storage is not the same. Azure offers:
When an object is changed, it’s verified everywhere for superior data integrity, ensuring you always have access to the latest version.
Get 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.
Automatically configure geo-replication options in a single menu, to easily empower enhanced global and local access and business continuity.
One infrastructure, worldwide access
Make your unstructured data available to customers anywhere through REST-based object storage. With regions around the world, 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. Search for hidden insights in massive object storage, through big data analytics, and give 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. Blob storage handles trillions of stored objects, with millions of average requests per second, for customers around the world.
"By having everything on 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."
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