In this article I’m going to explain File Storage Service in Azure which offers to the users fully managed file sharing on the cloud. File Storage provides reliable and security based file sharing on the cloud. The file can be share with a very fast speed as much as possible. One of the best advantages of file storage is that it provides Ease-of-Use access of the files. File storage supports REST and SMB Protocol (Server Message Block Protocol). Many VMs (Virtual Machines can attach to file systems concurrently, allowing you to share persistent data easily between various and roles. Advantages of File Storage in Cloud
- Mount the File Share from on-premises.
- Built on Standard SMB 3.0 and REST.
- SMB offers high-performance connectivity to highly available file shares.
- Managing File server and share without any hardware.
- Highly available and geo-replicated.
The following figure illustrates how we can manage file storage on Azure Portal. First login to Azure new Portal and create a Storage Account. After creating Storage Account you’ll found that Storage Account supports four types of storage that I already discussed in my previous articles. Follow the upcoming steps to use File Share in Azure based on the following figure.
Create a Storage Account under a Resource Group.
Select Files from the given storage to create a storage share.
Probably, you have didn’t use this storage ever, that’s why there is no any file service. Go ahead and click on to File Share to create a FileShare, where you can store your files in a hierarchy directory.
Give a name and size to your file share, the maximum size can be up to 5120GB (in Quota) of it.
Click on to Create button to create file share.
File Service is created and ready to use. Click to open it.
Now you can perform various operations such as if you want to upload a file then just click on to upload, if you want to make directory (hierarchy) then you have to click on Add directory. Connect is used to connect your file share from a window computer as well as Linux computer.
I want to use add directories facility. Click on to Add directory to add new.
Give a name to your new directory and click on create.
The directory is ready now. Click to open it, where under it you can add a new directory in a hierarchy way. You can also upload a file under this directory.
Click on to Upload button to upload a file.
A new slider will be open for uploading files, select a file that you want to upload (image, docs, txt etc.)
After selecting a file click on Upload button.
The file has uploaded, you can select and use it.
Here are the some properties of this particular file, where you can delete, download to the local system, and copy url of the file.
You can upload files in to File Storage by using PowerShell ISE, and with Visual Studio code.