Episode 489 - Storage Revisited

by Sujit D'Mello March 6, 2024

In this episode, we delve into a cornerstone service within Azure that is sometimes underestimated or missed in design discussions: the Azure Storage service. Our guest, Ben Hummerstone, a seasoned Cloud Solution Architect based in the UK, brings his expertise in storage and other infrastructure services to the forefront. Ben shares a valuable set of guiding principles to assist you in crafting the optimal storage architecture for your application.


Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode489.mp3

YouTube: https://youtu.be/XIKxPRI1G-Y







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Episode 298 - Storage HA/DR

by Cynthia Kreng September 25, 2019

Senior Azure Storage PM Art Khlobystin talks to Cynthia, Evan and Sujit about the new HA/DR features in Azure Storage.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode298.mp3

Transcript: https://eus2.videoindexer.ai/accounts/e0eee289-7730-4999-978b-eb7f63be8cb5/videos/45e0433f0c/?location=EUS2

Towards the end of the show, Art briefly talks about the new upcoming Object Replication Service which would give customers the flexibility of replicating data across any regions of choice and not just the paired regions. He asks for any feedback/questions to be send to his email artek@microsoft.com or you can post to our Twitter handle @AzurePodcast and we will route it to the team. Thank you!


Other updates:

Azure Media Services Video Indexer supports detection, grouping, and recognition of characters in animated content.

Azure Advisor alerts are now in preview

From <https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-advisor-alerts-are-now-in-preview/>

Public Preview - Video Indexer Multilingual identification and transcription

Public Preview - Video Indexer Animated Character Detection

Azure CLI support for Azure HDInsight is now generally available. This enables administrators to easily manage their HDInsight clusters using simple Azure CLI commands.



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Episode 223 - Azure Storage Options

by Cale Teeter April 6, 2018

Kendall, Cynthia, Evan and Cale discuss a fundamental feature of Azure - Storage! They talk about the various possibilities to store data in Azure and break down the use-cases for each of those options.

Media file: https://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode223.mp3

Indexed audio: https://www.videoindexer.ai/media/f5cfe87096/





Other updates:

Public preview: Event Hubs for Go


Microsoft peering on ExpressRoute Standard SKU now available

Microsoft peering with route filters is now available for Azure ExpressRoute Standard SKU. You can access Azure PaaS services, such as Azure SQL Database and Azure Storage, that are offered on a public IP address within the geopolitical zone of your ExpressRoute circuit. See more information about geopolitical zones.
As a result of this new functionality, can no longer create new Azure public peering configurations. Existing Azure public peering configurations will continue to be supported, though we recommend moving to Microsoft peering with route filters. 
For more information on this new functionality, see the documentation. 


New Microsoft Azure regions available for Australia and New Zealand
Two new Microsoft Azure regions in Australia are available to customers, making Microsoft the only global provider to deliver cloud services specifically designed to address the requirements of the Australian and New Zealand governments and critical national infrastructure, including banks, utilities, transport and telecommunications.


2018 Global Azure Bootcamp coming up April 21st, 2018
Global Azure is an unstoppable force of thirst for knowledge with 244 locations in 68 countries!

SQL Database: Long-term backup retention preview includes major updates

A flexible new way to purchase Azure SQL Database

Azure IoT Hub is driving down the cost of IoT

Azure DevOps Projects now supports Windows VMs as deployment targets (as opposed to Azure Web App, and Web App for containers) for ASP.NET and ASP.NET core web applications. This addition is the first of several planned expansions to Azure DevOps projects scenarios which allow developers to create full CI/CD pipelines in minutes from the Azure portal powered by Visual Studio Team Services. 

A new Azure DevOps project gives you a git repository with application code, automated CI/CD pipeline that for the written framework (.NET, Java, Node.js, PHP, Python), option to add SQL database, and application insight that monitors the application and helps diagnose issues and understand how the application is currently being used.



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Episode 144 - DASH

by Evan Basalik September 16, 2016

We have a great chat with James Baker, from the Azure DX team, about an interesting service that he has worked on called DASH that helps get around the current performance limitations on Storage accounts.


Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode144.mp3


Other updates:

Join the Microsoft Azure Stack Meetup @ Ignite 2016

Azure Event Hubs Archive is now in public preview, providing efficient micro-batch processing

Service Fabric on Linux support available this month

Announcing the General Availability of Storage Service Encryption for Data at Rest

Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, Second Edition

Devcon 2 - Ethereum conference


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Episode 61 - Storage Performance Guidelines

by Sujit D'Mello January 23, 2015

We talk to Jeff Irwin, a Senior PM in the Azure Storage team about some of the common things to watch for when using Blobs, Queues and Tables so that you get the maximum performance.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode61.mp3

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Episode 57 - Storage Updates

by Evan Basalik December 17, 2014


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Episode 4 - Storage

by Sujit D'Mello November 7, 2013

We talk about some of the Storage options available in Windows Azure, specifically Blobs and Tables. We will cover Queues at a later episode when talking about the Service Bus.

  • Blob Containers
  • Programming
  • Page/Block blobs
  • Upload tools
  • Local and Geo Replication
  • Redundancy
  • Security
  • Tables - basic structure
  • How to create your own table structures
  • LINQ syntax for querying tables.
  • REST API for storage access
  • Current challenges using storage and some workarounds.

Media file: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode4.mp3





  • Storage: Import/Export Hard Disk Drives to your Storage Accounts - securely ship hard disk drives to move data.
  • VMs: New VM Gallery UI, ACL support for VIPs via portal;
  • Web Sites: WebSocket and Remote Debugging Support
  • Notification Hubs: Segmented customer push notification support with tag expressions
  • TFS & GIT: Continuous Delivery Support for Web Sites + Cloud Services
  • Developer Analytics and Monitoring: New Relic support for Web Sites + Mobile Services in partnership with New Relic with Windows Azure Management Portal making it really easy to configure.
  • Service Bus: Support for partitioned queues and topics.
  • Billing: New Billing Alert Service that sends emails notifications when your bill hits a threshold you define
  • New Windows Azure Cache Service http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/services/cache/




Windows Azure PowerShell CmdLets




Announcing the preview of a new Windows Azure service: Windows Azure Scheduler







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