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Azure Tip #7 – What are the Storage Tiers in Azure ?


When working with Azure Blob Storage , it is very important to understand the different storage tiers that you will be using to access the most frequently used data or that data that is archived.

What are the Storage Tiers in Azure ?

Microsoft Azure offers 3 storage tiers for blob storage. These include

  1. Hot storage tier – This is the tier that is optimized for data that is accessed very frequently.
  2. Cool storage tier – This is the tier that is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed . This is the data that is atleast stored for 30 days.
  3. Archive storage tier – This is the tier that is optimized for data which is rarely accessed . This includes the data that is stored for atleast 180 days. As the name suggests , this is used for archive data.
Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.