(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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Windows Azure Storage – 4 Trillion Objects and Counting

Windows Azure Storage has had an amazing year of growth. We have over 4 trillion objects stored, process an average of 270,000 requests per second, and reach peaks of 880,000 requests per second. About a year ago we hit the 1 trillion object mark. Then for the past 12 months, we saw an impressive 4x…

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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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How to get most out of Windows Azure Tables

Introduction Windows Azure Storage is a scalable and durable cloud storage system in which applications can store data and access it from anywhere and at any time. Windows Azure Storage provides a rich set of data abstractions: Windows Azure Blob – provides storage for large data items like file and allows you to associate metadata…

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Windows Azure Storage Abstractions and their Scalability Targets

The four object abstractions Windows Azure Storage provides for application developers are: Blobs – Provides a simple interface for storing named files along with metadata for the file. Tables – Provides massively scalable structured storage. A Table is a set of entities, which contain a set of properties. An application can manipulate the entities and…

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