Why would you want to click through a portal for 30 minutes if you could just create everything programmatically? That's what inspired me to write some code. Getting Powershell setup is easy:
Here is the output from running the provisioning process:
Figure 1: Provisioning Storage Accounts
The code is crazy easy, as long as you remember the storage account name needs to be lower case. You'll get a weird error if you forget that.
Getting data center locations is easy
The command is Get-AzureLocation
Figure 2: The awesome PowerShell IDE
You will get all the data centers and capabilities with one command. How awesome is that?
Figure 3: The Output of Get-AzureLocation
Provisioning PowerShell Code
It is really that easy to loop through an array and provision storage accounts all over the world.