Azure Archive Storage (New)
Low-cost, secure cloud storage for infrequently accessed data
- Lowest-priced storage tier
- Data automatically encrypted at rest
- Seamless integration with hot and cool storage tiers
- Supported by leading Data Management partners
Archive storage that saves you money without costing you time
Exponential data growth doesn’t have to mean exponential costs for data storage and management. Azure Archive Storage is designed to provide organisations with a low-cost means of delivering durable, highly available, secure cloud storage for rarely accessed data with flexible latency requirements.
Low cost, high value
You can store terabytes of infrequently accessed data to the cloud for only a few dollars a month, which means you can repurpose your storage infrastructure for other critical business objectives.
Secure from the start
Infrequently 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 to ensure that your data is protected with the highest level of security. We provide secure data transfer to the cloud using HTTPS, and automatically secure that data in Archive Storage 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 the click of a button in the Azure portal, or you can use our 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. CommVault, NetApp, Veritas, HubStor, CloudBerry, Cohesity, Rubrik and Archive360 have all built solutions that support the Azure archive tier.