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Creating and Configuring Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts

This course will teach you how to configure the security, access, management and monitoring features common to Blob, File, Queue, and Table services using Azure Storage Accounts. Setup, administration, and cost tracking are covered as well.
Course info
Rating
(47)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 13, 2019
Duration
3h 47m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Creating Azure Storage Accounts
Configuring Security and Access
Using Azure Storage Explorer to Manage Storage Accounts
Monitoring Storage Accounts
Description
Course info
Rating
(47)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 13, 2019
Duration
3h 47m
Description

Azure Storage Accounts provide a unique namespace to store and access your data objects in the cloud. Blob, File, Queue, and Table services all share common features of security, access, monitoring, and cost tracking through a Storage Account. In this course, Creating and Configuring Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts, you'll learn how to create and configure Microsoft Azure storage accounts. First, you'll explore how to create and secure Azure Storage Accounts and perform administration using the Azure Portal, Azure CLI, and Azure Storage Explorer. Next, you'll discover the basics of account types and storage account replications options, as well as more advanced monitoring and troubleshooting of storage accounts using metrics, diagnostics logs, and activity logs. Finally, you'll learn how to monitor the ongoing cost of your storage services. By the end of this course, you'll know how to create and manage storage accounts, how to secure access, and how to monitor your storage account.

About the author
About the author

Neil is a solutions architect and developer, with a passion for web development, architecture, and security. He has worked in large and small IT organizations, written articles on development, and spoken at local .NET user groups. Neil has several Microsoft Certifications, including MCPD, MCSA, and MCSD.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Neil Morrissey, and welcome to my course on Creating and Configuring Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts. Azure Storage is a highly-available, highly-scalable, cloud-based service for storing a variety of different data types. It includes such services as Blob Storage, File Storage, Queue Storage, and Table Storage. Securing the data in these services and preventing unauthorized access is a major concern for most organizations when moving to the cloud. Azure storage accounts have a lot of features when it comes to securing the data itself and securing access to the data. Given that your data is being stored in a cloud datacenter, you also want to have visibility in to the health of the service and the activities being performed against it. There are metrics available to provide that insight, as well as logs created of the operations against your storage account services. This course is part of a path on Azure Storage, along with other courses that go into more detail on particular services within Azure Storage, like Blob Storage and File Storage. But all of those services share some common features around security, access, management, and monitoring, so this course is a foundation for understanding all of the Azure Storage services. Some of the major topics we'll cover include the basics of storage accounts, like the different types of accounts you can create and how you can set up replication for high availability and disaster recovery of your data; protecting access to your data using storage account keys, shared access signatures, role-based access control, and even encrypting data using your own keys. Besides seeing the management features in the Azure portal, you'll learn the capabilities of Azure Storage Explorer for managing storage accounts from multiple subscriptions, all within one view. And we'll go in depth on the metrics and monitoring capabilities of Azure Storage so you can see who performed operations against the storage account itself and against the data within the storage account. And we'll also look at how you can monitor the ongoing cost of your storage account. By the end of this course, you'll know how to create and manage storage accounts, how to secure access, and how to monitor your storage accounts. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn all about Creating and Configuring Microsoft Azure Storage Accounts, here on Pluralsight.