Azure Storage Account- Setup and Configurations

Anish Antony
14 min readJan 9

The Azure storage account is a place to store files and data. In addition to file storage Azure Storage Account supports queues and table storage. Here in this article, let's explore the azure storage account in detail.

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1. What is Azure Storage Account?

The Azure Storage Account is the place to store Azure Storage data objects, including blobs, file shares, queues, tables, and disks. The storage account needs a unique name globally. Also, it is possible to access to storage account from anywhere in the world over HTTP or HTTPS. Data in your storage account is durable and highly available, secure, and massively scalable. Next, let's see how to create a storage account.

2. How to create a Storage Account?

Azure offers different storage options, which are as follows below.

To create a Storage account, click on the Storage account option from above. This will redirect to a UI like the one below.

2.1. Basic Configuration

As part of the basic configuration of the storage account, the user need to fill up the subscription, resource group, and instance basic details.

Let's see each of the above fields in detail.

Subscription: Azure Subscriptions are a logical unit of Azure services that are linked to an Azure account. An Azure subscription is linked to a single account, the one that was used to create the subscription and is used for billing purposes. You can have more than one subscription, often for billing purposes, since each subscription generates its own set of billing reports and invoices.

The person who creates an Azure subscription becomes the global administrator for that subscription and has full access to every aspect of that subscription; hence separate subscriptions can also be a way to create a division of

Anish Antony

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