"For the second year in a row, Microsoft is the top CSP for public cloud storage. In our most important suite of tests — the benchmark tests — Microsoft consistently performed better than Amazon. It delivered the best speeds across small and medium-sized files and, in some cases, beat Amazon by nearly 2x."
Microsoft Azure recognized as a leader in Gartner MQ for Public Cloud Storage. Learn more about announcement
Azure Storage provides the flexibility and hyper-scale needed to store and retrieve large amounts of data. Use Azure Blob Storage to store unstructured data, such as documents and media files, Azure Table Storage to store structured NoSQL data, and Azure Queue Storage to reliably store messages. Use SMB-based Azure File Storage for existing or new applications - no code changes are required.
Azure Premium Storage delivers high-performance, low-latency disk support for I/O-intensive workloads running on Azure virtual machines. You can attach several Premium Storage disks to a virtual machine. With Premium Storage, your applications can have up to 64 TB of storage per virtual machine and achieve 80,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second) and 2,000 MB per second disk throughput per virtual machine with extremely low latencies for read operations. Premium Storage is currently available only for storing data on disks used by virtual machines.
Storage keeps up with your growing data needs, with up to 500 TB of total storage per account. A single subscription supports up to 50 storage accounts, delivering petabytes of storage for the largest scenarios. Whether you're building a consumer site or a terabyte-scale big data application, Azure is designed to handle it.
Storage automatically replicates your data to help guard against unexpected hardware failures and ensure that your data is available when you need it. We keep 3 copies within a single region. For higher availability and disaster recover, a geo-redundancy option creates 3 additional copies hundreds of miles away.
Build apps with first-class client library support for .NET, Java, Android, C++, and Node.js. Data in Storage is also accessible via the REST API, which can be called by any language that makes HTTP/HTTPS requests. Storage includes strong consistency guarantees, simplifying cloud application development and enabling predictable experiences for applications built on Azure.
Storage is available in 19 regions across 4 continents. Put your files where it makes the most business sense. Scale up or across data centers as needed and keep data geographically closer to your customers for faster access and better performance.
Pay only for what you use, at a lower cost than on-premises storage options. Our competitive price-matching policy also means that you're always getting a great deal on cloud storage.
Creating a Storage account is easy and takes only a few clicks.
Click Create New, click Storage, and then click Quick Create