Q43. What is storage account?

Azure storage account gives you access to services in Azure Storage. It means that to use these services, we need to have a storage account. Applications use this Storage account to gain access to services in azure storage. Remember, a storage account is associated with a specific geographical location.

A standard storage account includes Blob, Table and Queue storage. Your storage account provides the unique namespace for your data. The unique namespace is a way of accessing your resource ,table or blob or queue.

After we subscribe to an Azure account, we are allowed to create a Storage account using the Azure Management portal. A subscription can be a free subscription or a paid subscription. Microsoft offers a one month free subscription account. You can avail the subscription and can create a storage account using the Azure management portal.

azure storage account

What is the capacity of single storage account? How many storage accounts can be created per single Azure subscription?

A single account can store up to 500 TB of data. With a single subscription, we are able to create 50 storage accounts. So, in total we can store 5000 TB data in one subscription.

Important words:

Single Azure subscription

You can avail an azure subscription from the Azure website. After you successfully subscribed, you can access the management portal and mange your services. The subscription model is common with all cloud vendors and is entirely different from the ownership model. In the ownership model, you purchase a software license and use it as long you can, whereas in the subscription model you use a software and pay only a fraction of the cost of ownership. The choice of the model is based on many factors. While companies may find subscription model more advantageous individuals may choose the ownership model.

Azure management portal

Azure management portal is a web based console to access all windows azure services such as Compute services, Data Management services, Network services and SQL Database.