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Folders in 'Blobs storage' and Folders in 'File storage' RRS feed

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  • This may seem Naive, I understand that we can create folders in a blob, and these folders are still stored in a container. we can still do everything on these 'folders contained in blobs' that we typically do on folders in File storage.

    We can still use these 'Folder/Directory structure in blob containers' just like we use 'Folder/Directory structure in File storage' than what is the significance of having a file storage?

    I know there could be some places where File storage must be playing a significant role. I just want to know few of those use-cases.


    • Edited by skanthi Tuesday, October 2, 2018 11:27 AM
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018 11:24 AM

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  • its nothing naive, this question does come up when we are trying to understand Cloud storage concepts.

    instead of trying to form my own response, I did a quick look-out on Google as this question is generic. this gave following link which you would find helpful in enhancing your understanding of blob storage and file storage.

    StackOverflow - Azure Blob Storage vs. File Service

    Even better - official MS docs-

    Deciding when to use Azure Blobs, Azure Files, or Azure Disks




    • Proposed as answer by pvvdurgaprasad Sunday, October 7, 2018 9:19 PM
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018 12:22 PM
  • Additionaly check here.

    The SMB integration for Azure Files is the biggest difference. You can mount an Azure File storage as a network drive to a number of client machines with very little configuration.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 11:18 AM