Cool storage now available in Azure


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Rob Waggoner

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Question:

Does Microsoft have a lower cost storage solution for items like Backup and long term retention?

 

Answer:

Azure Cool Storage just released and provides a lower cost solution for things like backup and other long term, seldom used, data retention needs.  The details are here and here.

 

As I read through the documentation, the coolest thing to me is that the APIs haven’t changed.  We took the approach that the Cool storage is a Storage Group configuration change so there is no need for applications to even worry about how to connect to it.  They just connect to the new Storage Group that is created on Cool storage. 

The other thing I found is that this capability is only available via the new portal.  http://portal.azure.com

Until next time,

Rob

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