Blob Storage

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, hot, cool or archive

Another day, another server, another rack? Not anymore. Blob Storage can handle all your unstructured data, scaling up or down as your needs change. You no longer have to manage it, you only pay for what you use, and you save money over on-premises storage options. Choose hot, cool or archive storage tiers depending on how often the data is accessed. Put rarely accessed data in the cool and archive storage tier, and frequently accessed data 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:

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

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.

Easy-to-use geo-redundancy

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."

Hans van Eijk, Global Product Strategy Director, CycloMedia

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