There are many reasons for using Azure Storage which will be covered throughout this book. Below is a sneak peak of a couple of them:
- Global presence: You can host your storage wherever you want in the available Azure regions, allowing you to provide applications close to your user base.
- Redundancy and recovery: As mentioned earlier in this chapter, Azure has a global presence which can be leveraged to maintain storage availability using data replication even if a disaster occurs in a region, which will be covered later in this chapter.
- Many flavors: Azure Storage has many flavors, based on resiliency, durability, connectivity, performance, and so on, which can be used according to your needs in different scenarios. This will be covered later in this chapter.
- Pay as you go: Pay as you go has always been one of the distinguished reasons for using the cloud generally. It is no surprise that Azure Storage supports this model as well.