Windows Azure Storage allows the application developers, their applications, and their users to leverage the vast amount of highly available, durable and scalable storage in the cloud. This allows developers to build services that can access their data efficiently from anywhere at any time, store any amount of data and for any length of time, and pay for it as a utility based service based only on what is used and stored. The 4 storage abstractions we provide are:
Now that Windows Azure is commercially available, we have gotten questions about how Windows Azure Storage works and how to get the best performance from it. Therefore, over the next couple of months we are going to post a series of blog entries focused on understanding how to best use Windows Azure Storage and its Scalability, Availability, Durability and understanding Billing.
The following outlines the series of posts that are planned (may be posted out of order). We will link each of the posts back here once they are available: