Creating Azure Storage Accounts

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Azure offers a variety of storage-related products that can help you solve a wide range of problems. All of these storage products have one thing in common: they require and are organized under storage accounts. As such, the first step in implementing nearly any storage solution in Azure is to create a storage account.

In this lab, you will have the opportunity to practice the task of creating storage accounts. You are provided with a set of basic criteria, and you are asked to create two storage accounts that are configured to meet those criteria. After completing this lab, you will be familiar with the process of creating storage accounts in the Azure portal, and you will be ready to proceed to more complex topics.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create the storage account for hot storage.
  1. Click + Add to create a new resource.
  2. Search for and select Storage Account.
  3. For Resource Group, select the existing resource group if it is not already selected.
  4. Enter a Storage account name. You can use a name similar to hotstorage, but you may need to change it slightly to make it unique.
  5. For Performance, select Standard if it is not already selected.
  6. For Replication, select Read-access geo-redundant storage (RA-GRS).
  7. For Access Tier (default), select Hot.
  8. Click Review + Create, then Create.
Create the storage account for cool storage.
  1. Click + Add to create a new resource.
  2. Search for and select Storage Account.
  3. For Resource Group, select the existing resource group if it is not already selected.
  4. Enter a Storage account name. You can use a name similar to coolstorage, but you may need to change it slightly to make it unique.
  5. For Performance, select Standard if it is not already selected.
  6. For Replication, select Locally-redundant storage (LRS).
  7. For Access Tier (default)I, select Cool.
  8. Click Review + Create, then Create.

Additional Resources

You have just been hired by Store-all-the-things, the company that can store anything! Well, they can store any physical object, but they have decided to use Microsoft Azure for their data storage needs. You have been hired to manage the company's data storage infrastructure so that they can continue to offer a wide variety of services to customers.

Your current task is to create some Azure storage accounts that will be used to manage and access various Azure storage services in the future.

Create two storage accounts that meet the provided criteria.

Storage Account 1

This account will be used to store critical data with a low tolerance for data loss.

  • Name: hotstorage or something similar if that name is not available.
  • Performance: Standard
  • Replication: Read-access geo-redundant storage
  • Access Tier: Hot

Storage Account 2

This account will be used to store logs for future security audits. It has a larger tolerance for data loss and can use a lower replication tier. Also, since it will not be accessed often, the cool access tier can be used.

  • Name: coolstorage or something similar if that name is not available.
  • Performance: Standard
  • Replication: Locally-redundant storage
  • Access Tier: Cool

If you get stuck, feel free to check out the solution video, or the detailed instructions under each objective. Good luck!

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