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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10x Price Reduction for Windows Azure Storage Transactions

We heard you loud and clear that you want cheaper transaction costs for Windows Azure Blobs, Tables, Queues, and Drives. We are therefore very pleased today to slash transaction prices 10 fold for Windows Azure Storage and CDN. This means that it now costs $0.01 for 100,000 transactions ($1 per 10 million). This applies to…

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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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Understanding Windows Azure Storage Billing – Bandwidth, Transactions, and Capacity

We get questions about how to estimate how much Windows Azure Storage will cost in order to understand how to best build a cost effective application. In this post we will give some insight into this question for the three types of storage costs – Bandwidth, Transactions and Capacity. When using Windows Azure Blobs, Tables…

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