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Best option for moving application data between regions RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have an application running in Azure Europe which needs to deliver data to Azure Asia, for fast local access by clients.

    Running the application in Azure Asia is not an option. So the data has to be created in Azure Europe and stored in Asia.

    The data is exclusively PDF files, averaging 10mb in size (but up to 500mb). Initial volumes won't be high but we are expected a rapid increase so need scalability. Time isn't critical but ideally no more than an hour delay if some form of replication is used.

    From my research, writing the data directly to block blob storage hosted in Asia would be the way to go.

    Is this right? Is there a better option? Would write performance be ok?

    Any advice greatly appreciated.


    Monday, July 10, 2017 9:47 AM

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  • To clarify, what application are you referring to? are you running your application on Azure VM?

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    • Edited by vikranth s Monday, July 10, 2017 5:13 PM
    Monday, July 10, 2017 4:33 PM
  • It's an in-house written application, which in simple terms renders PDF files.

    It's a .net web application running on an IIS web farm, with separate SQL and file servers.

    This all runs in Azure Europe and as per original post data from it needs to be written to Azure Asia.

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 4:23 PM
  • If you want to move on-premises data to Azure Storage (or vice versa), there are a variety of ways to do this. The approach that works best for you will depend on your scenario.

    For more information refer the below link:

    Moving data to and from Azure Storage

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    Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:39 PM
  • It's not moving on premise data. It's data created in Azure Europe that we need to store in Azure Asia and it needs to be written quickly and reliably.
    Monday, July 17, 2017 12:32 PM
  • Consider using the Azure CDN to deliver high-bandwidth content by caching the content at physical nodes across the world. You can choose the regions in which you cache content. 
    • Proposed as answer by vikranth s Tuesday, July 18, 2017 1:49 PM
    Monday, July 17, 2017 10:15 PM