Azure Archive Storage
Low-cost secure cloud storage for rarely accessed data
- Lowest-priced storage tier
- Data at rest automatically encrypted
- Seamless integration with hot and cool storage tiers
- Supported by leading data management partners
Low cost, high value
Exponential data growth doesn’t have to mean exponential costs for data storage and management. Azure Archive Storage offers low-cost, durable, and highly available secure cloud storage for rarely accessed data with flexible latency requirements. Store terabytes of data in the cloud for only a few dollars a month, and repurpose your storage infrastructure for other critical business objectives.
Secure from the start
Rarely accessed doesn’t mean unimportant. Many industries require that organizations maintain multiple years of sensitive financial, medical, or employee data. When you move that data to the cloud, you want it to be protected with the highest level of security. Archive Storage provides secure data transfer to the cloud using HTTPS, and automatically secures that data 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 a single click in the Azure portal, or you can use the 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, HubStor, CloudBerry, Cohesity, Rubrik, Archive360, and Igneous have all built solutions that support the Azure archive tier.