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Create an Azure Storage Account

Introduction: Azure Storage is a scalable and secure cloud storage service offered by Microsoft Azure. It provides various storage options, such as Blob storage, File storage, Queue storage, and Table storage, allowing you to store and retrieve large amounts of unstructured and structured data. This knowledge base article will guide you through the process of creating an Azure Storage account.

Table of Contents:

1. Prerequisites

2. Steps to Create an Azure Storage Account

  • Sign in to the Azure Portal

  • Create a Storage Account

  • Configure Storage Account Settings

  • Review and Create the Storage Account

3. Conclusion

1. Prerequisites: Before creating an Azure Storage account, ensure that you have the following:

  • An active Azure subscription.

  • Sufficient permissions to create a storage account within your Azure subscription.

  • Basic knowledge of the Azure Portal.

2. Steps to Create an Azure Storage Account:

2.1. Sign in to the Azure Portal:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to the Azure Portal (

  • Sign in with your Azure account credentials.

2.2. Create a Storage Account:

  • Once you are signed in to the Azure Portal, click on the "Create a resource" button (+) in the top- left corner.

  • In the search bar, type "Storage account" and select "Storage account" from the search results.

  • Click on the "Create" button to start the creation process.

2.3. Configure Storage Account Settings:

In the "Basics" tab, fill in the following details:

  • Subscription: Select the Azure subscription you want to use for the storage account.

  • Resource group: Choose an existing resource group or create a new one.

  • Storage account name: Enter a unique name for your storage account. The name must be between 3 and 24 characters long, and it can contain only numbers and lowercase letters.

  • Location: Select the geographic region where you want to deploy the storage account.

  • Performance: Choose the performance tier based on your requirements.

  • Account kind: Select the type of storage account you want to create (e.g., General-purpose v2, Blob storage, FileStorage, etc.).

  • Replication: Choose the replication option that suits your needs.

  • Access tier: Select the access tier for the storage account (e.g., Hot, Cool, or Archive).

2.4. Review and Create the Storage Account:

  • Click on the "Review + Create" button to review the configuration settings.

  • Ensure that all the settings are correct, and then click on the "Create" button to create the storage account.

  • Wait for the deployment process to complete. You can monitor the progress by navigating to the "Notifications" option in the Azure Portal.

3. Conclusion: By following the steps outlined in this knowledge base article, you should now have successfully created an Azure Storage account. You can proceed to use this storage account to store and manage your data in the Azure cloud environment. Remember to explore the various storage services and features provided by Azure Storage to maximize the benefits of your storage account.

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