Azure Storage Services – Storage account

In my previous post in this series, I discussed the different ways of accessing data in Azure Storage Services generally. Today I am going to look at storage accounts in detail.

Why do I need a storage account?

To get started with Azure Storage Services, you need two things:

  • Azure subscription
  • Storage account

An Azure Subscription gives you access to a variety of Azure services. It’s an entry ticket to the game. Once you have an Azure subscription, the next thing you need to do is to create a storage account; this is a secured account that allows you to access different data abstraction tools, such as the Blob, Queue, Table and File services.

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