(Cross-Post) Windows Azure’s Flat Network Storage and 2012 Scalability Targets

Update April 2014 – All storage accounts have been upgraded to Gen 2 hardware as of April 2014, so all storage accounts in production now have the scalability targets shown here.  Please refer to the MSDN link for the latest Azure Storage scalability targets. Earlier this year, we deployed a flat network for Windows Azure…

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Introducing Locally Redundant Storage for Windows Azure Storage

We are excited to offer two types of redundant storage for Windows Azure: Locally Redundant Storage and Geo Redundant Storage. Locally Redundant Storage (LRS) provides highly durable and available storage within a single location (sub region). We maintain an equivalent of 3 copies (replicas) of your data within the primary location as described in our…

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Introducing Geo-replication for Windows Azure Storage

We are excited to announce that we are now geo-replicating customer’s Windows Azure Blob and Table data, at no additional cost, between two locations hundreds of miles apart within the same region (i.e., between North and South US, between North and West Europe, and between East and Southeast Asia).  Geo-replication is provided for additional data…

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Windows Azure Storage Architecture Overview

  Update 1-2-2012:  See the new post on Windows Azure Storage: A Highly Available Cloud Storage Service with Strong Consistency , which gives a much more detailed and up to date description of the Windows Azure Storage Architecture.   In this posting we provide an overview of the Windows Azure Storage architecture to give some…

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