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Is there any difference between Blob Storage in the General Purpose Storage Account kind and Blob Storage storage account kind

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  • Hi,

    Is there any difference between the Blob Storage service in the General Purpose storage account and the Blob Storage service in the Blob Storage storage account? In terms of pricing or features or SLAs.

    Thanks very much.

    Monday, May 9, 2016 2:23 AM

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  • Hi,

    Thank you for posting here.

    Blob Storage Account is a storage account specialized for storing data as blobs and allows users to specify an access tier based on the frequency of access for the data in that account. General purpose storage accounts can be used to store Blobs as well as Files, Disks, Tables, Queues.

    SLA is slightly changed for both storage accounts.

    . Guaranteed 99.9% or greater availability (excludes preview services). Read the SLA

    You are billed for Azure Storage usage based on your storage account. Account type refers to whether you are using a general-purpose storage account or a Blob storage account. With a Blob storage account, the access tier also determines the billing model for the account.

    Prices vary based on the access tier of Block Blob storage (Hot or Cool) and the redundancy option that you choose, as well as the amount of data you store.

    If you see “Hot” or “Cool” in the resource name, it means that the charge is associated with Blob Storage Accounts. For example, when you see “Standard IO - Cool Block Blob (GB)” in your bill, it means you are using and being charged for Blob Storage Accounts, while “Standard IO – Block Blob (GB)” is the meter associated with use of Block Blobs in general purpose Storage accounts.

    For more information, refer given link:

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-create-storage-account/

    Regards.

    Vikranth S.

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    Monday, May 9, 2016 10:29 AM
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  • Hello,

    A General purpose storage account gives you access to Azure Storage features such as Tables, Queues, Files, Blobs and Azure virtual machine disks under a single account. This type of storage account has two performance tiers:

    A standard performance tier which allows you to store Tables, Queues, Files, Blobs and Azure virtual machine disks.

    A premium performance tier which currently only supports Azure virtual machine disks. See Premium Storage: High-Performance Storage for Azure Virtual Machine Workloads for an in-depth overview of Premium storage.

    By default,General purpose storage account switches to standard tier.

    Regards,

    Vikranth S.

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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:39 PM
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All replies

  • Hi,

    Thank you for posting here.

    Blob Storage Account is a storage account specialized for storing data as blobs and allows users to specify an access tier based on the frequency of access for the data in that account. General purpose storage accounts can be used to store Blobs as well as Files, Disks, Tables, Queues.

    SLA is slightly changed for both storage accounts.

    . Guaranteed 99.9% or greater availability (excludes preview services). Read the SLA

    You are billed for Azure Storage usage based on your storage account. Account type refers to whether you are using a general-purpose storage account or a Blob storage account. With a Blob storage account, the access tier also determines the billing model for the account.

    Prices vary based on the access tier of Block Blob storage (Hot or Cool) and the redundancy option that you choose, as well as the amount of data you store.

    If you see “Hot” or “Cool” in the resource name, it means that the charge is associated with Blob Storage Accounts. For example, when you see “Standard IO - Cool Block Blob (GB)” in your bill, it means you are using and being charged for Blob Storage Accounts, while “Standard IO – Block Blob (GB)” is the meter associated with use of Block Blobs in general purpose Storage accounts.

    For more information, refer given link:

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-create-storage-account/

    Regards.

    Vikranth S.

    If a post answers your question, please click Mark as Answer on that post and Vote as Helpful.

    Monday, May 9, 2016 10:29 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Vikranth,

    Thanks very much for the detailed answer.

    I have a question from your response.

    What is the default access tier for blob storage under the general purpose storage account?

    I am asking this to clarify the SLA and billing model for blob storage usage under a general purpose storage account. Thanks.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:49 PM
  • Hello,

    A General purpose storage account gives you access to Azure Storage features such as Tables, Queues, Files, Blobs and Azure virtual machine disks under a single account. This type of storage account has two performance tiers:

    A standard performance tier which allows you to store Tables, Queues, Files, Blobs and Azure virtual machine disks.

    A premium performance tier which currently only supports Azure virtual machine disks. See Premium Storage: High-Performance Storage for Azure Virtual Machine Workloads for an in-depth overview of Premium storage.

    By default,General purpose storage account switches to standard tier.

    Regards,

    Vikranth S.

    If you found this post useful, please "Mark as Answer" and "Vote as Helpful"

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:39 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks very much Vikranth.
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:59 AM