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Many architects face the challenge of mapping and aligning the physical architecture with the Cloud architecture. This is primarily due to the wide array of choices on the Cloud and also due to some of the constraints introduced by the Cloud. Storage is one of the most critical players influencing the availability, reliability and cost of a Cloud application. This article summarizes various Cloud storage choices that are offered by Windows Azure. The objective is to identify the key role played by each of the storage services and highlight the common use case for that service.

In the traditional environments, the storage choices are typically based on the following -

  • Direct Attached Storage
  • In-Memory
  • Message Queue
  • Storage Area Network
  • Network Attached Storage
  • Databases
  • Archival / Backup

However, on the Cloud, the terminology and the analogy of Storage is different from a classic on-premise storage terminology. For example, emulating SAN or NAS is difficult in the Cloud. But at the same time, Windows Azure offers a variety of storage choices to build web-scale application on the Cloud. We will now take a look at these choices to understand the scenarios and use cases.

  • Local Storage
  • Azure Drive
  • Azure Blobs
  • Azure Tables
  • Azure Queues
  • Azure Cache
  • SQL Azure
  • Custom Databases
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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.