Windows Azure SQL Database Marketplace
Today we are releasing the ability to access Windows Azure Blobs using custom domain names. Windows Azure Blob storage enables applications to store and manipulate large objects and files in the cloud.
The custom storage domain name feature allows you to register a custom domain name for a given storage account for anonymous blob access using that domain name. Currently we provide access to blob storage using the following domain name:
But if I owned a domain called “toddlers.wingtiptoys.com”, I may instead want my blobs accessible via:
When registering a custom storage domain name, you can use that domain name to access the contents of a public container instead of http://<account>.blob.core.windows.net/. For example, given a public container “images” for a storage account named “toys”, we register the custom domain name “toddlers.wingtiptoys.com” for that storage account. This allows us to access the blobs in that container using either:
If we also had additional public containers for our “toys” storage account called “onsale” and “blogs” they could also be accessed via:
Follow these steps to register and use a custom storage domain name:
To use the custom storage domain name:
Stay tuned for more information about Windows Azure Blobs and additional new and exciting features at PDC 2009.
Brad Calder Windows Azure Storage