How to Create an Azure Storage Account


An Azure storage account provides a namespace to store data objects such as blobs, files, queues, tables, and disks. An Azure storage account provides durability and highly availability, security, massive scalability, and accessibility from anywhere in the world over HTTP or HTTPS services. Developers can create a new storage account for use within the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) portal. Azure’s pay-as-you-go service model is recommended to business for storing only a few hundred GBs or trillions of objects. For developers, Azure storage supports .NET, Ruby, and Java for REST, and can be accessed from multiple Windows and Linux operating systems. In this article, I will demonstrate how to create Azure storage from an ARM portal.

Azure Storage Types

Azure Storage provides three types of storage accounts. You can create a storage account to determine the type of account best for your applications.

  • General-purpose V2 account: Basic storage account supports blobs, files, queues, and tables. It’s recommended for most scenarios using Azure Storage.
  • General-purpose V1 account: Legacy account type for blobs, files, queues, and tables.
  • Blob storage account: Only Blob storage.

Creating a Storage Account from the ARM Portal

To create a storage account from the ARM portal, log in to Azure Portal. After login, select ‘All services’ (see Figure 1).

Azure ARM Portal
Figure 1: Azure ARM Portal

In the list of resources, type Storage Accounts. As you type in the search box, the list filters based on your input. Select Storage Accounts, as shown in Figure 2.

Azure ARM Portal Storage Account
Figure 2: Azure ARM Portal Storage Account

Once the Storage Accounts window appears, you can choose Add for a new storage account creation (see Figure 3).

New Storage Account
Figure 3: New Storage Account

Next, select the subscription from the drop-down in which to create the storage account. Under the resource group field, click create new or select the resource group if that already exists. Also, enter a name for your storage account. The name you enter must be unique across Azure.

Next, select a location for your storage account, or use the default location. Performance should be Standard, Account kind -> StorageV1 (general-purpose v1) and Replication -> Locally redundant storage (LRS). Click Next:Advanced to move to next Tab, as you can see in Figure 4.

Create New Storage Account
Figure 4: Create New Storage Account

From the Advanced tab, select security, virtual networks, data protection, ande data link storage options. Click Next -> Tags. Refer to Figure 5.

Create New Storage Account Advance Tab
Figure 5: Create New Storage Account Advance Tab

Next, you can add tags to your Azure storage giving metadata to logically organize them into a taxonomy. A tag consists of a name and a value pair. Enter tags if required. This is shown in Figure 6.

Click ‘Review + Create’ to review your storage account settings and create the account.

Create New Storage Account Tags Tab
Figure 6: Create New Storage Account Tags Tab

In the review tab, check the details you have entered and selected. Finally, Click Create, as shown in Figure 7.

Create New Storage Account Review Tab
Figure 7: Create New Storage Account Review Tab

It will take few seconds to create the storage account. In my case, it was 40 seconds. See Figure 8.

Create New Storage—Deployment
Figure 8: Create New Storage—Deployment

Finally, the storage is ready for use (see Figure 9). Azure storage service is a well-designed architecture that fits many use cases, including enterprise needs. With an SLA ranging from 99.9%-99.99%, it is an easy choice for users looking for scalable, reliable, and effectively infinite space.

Storage Account Created
Figure 9: Storage Account Created


I hope this article has helped you understand the basic concepts of creating an Azure Storage account from an ARM portal. Please provide your valuable feedback for improvement. That’s all for today; happy reading!

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