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How To Create An Azure Storage Account In The New Portal

Have you heard that ninety percent of the world’s data was created in the last two years? Or that the world’s data is forecasted to exceed a whopping 180 zettabytes by 2025? With data growing faster than ever, securing data in a reliable storage platform is crucial.

Microsoft Azure Storage

Microsoft Azure Storage is a comprehensive storage solution for your data objects in the cloud. It is durable, reliable, highly secure, and available. With Azure Storage, you can store blobs, queues, tables, and even files with a unique namespace that is accessible from the web through HTTP or HTTPS.

Azure storage accounts can be scaled up or down on demand, ensuring flexible management of storage capacity. It is cost-effective and offers various options for data storage and retrieval. Data backup and recovery are made hassle-free by storing backup data in isolated locations, securing the data and ensuring accessibility even in the event of a disaster. Azure storage accounts also provide high performance for all types of businesses, including those requiring media files and streaming.

Steps to Create an Azure Storage Account

Follow these steps to create an Azure storage account:

  1. Sign in to your Azure portal.
  2. Click on the “Storage accounts” icon.
  3. On the storage accounts page that opens, click “Create”.
  4. Under the Basics tab:
    • Enter a unique name for the storage account in the “Storage account name” field.
    • Click the down arrow in the “Region” field and choose your desired region from the drop-down that appears.
    • In the “Performance” field, select “Standard.”
  5. Under the Advanced tab, check the boxes next to:
    • “Require secure transfer for REST API operations”
    • “Enable blob public access”
    • “Enable storage account key access”
  6. Under the Networking tab, select “Public Endpoints (all networks)” in the “Connectivity” field.
  7. Under the Data protection tab, check the boxes next to:
    • “Enable soft delete for blobs”
    • “Enable soft delete for containers”
    • “Enable soft delete for file shares”
  8. Under the Tags tab, fill in the details of your resource manager tag by selecting from the drop-downs in the “Name”, “Value”, and “Resource” fields.
  9. Click “Review + Create” at the bottom for the Azure validation to run. Modify the settings indicated by the portal if the validation fails.
  10. If the validation passes, the Review + create tab opens. Review your account settings and click “Create”.
  11. Allow some time for the deployment process to complete. A success message will be displayed on the screen indicating that your storage account has been created.

Alternative Methods for Creating a Storage Account

You can also create a storage account using Azure PowerShell, Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI), Bicep, or an Azure Resource Manager template. However, not all of these methods can be directly accessed through the Azure portal and may require additional prerequisites. For instance, using Azure PowerShell requires the latest Azure PowerShell module to be installed, and for Azure CLI, CLI commands can be run within the Azure portal, in Azure Cloud Shell, or locally after installing the CLI.

Creating an Azure storage account through the Azure portal is a straightforward process, offering a user-friendly interface and comprehensive options to meet your storage needs.


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