In this video, we will look at the benefits of using cloud data storage over on premises storage.
Azure offers various storage types that you can leverage to implement any type of applications, including structured types of storage like SQL database, semi structured like cosmos DB and unstructured like storage blocks.
Implementing those options on premises will require numerous servers and storage devices that need to be procured, configured and maintained.
That not only increases your application time to market, but also the ongoing cost of the application.
Using azure. You can provision those in minutes and start using them immediately in a very cost effective way because you only pay for what you need.
That allows you to better manage your budget, allowing you to scale your business.
The ability to use on demand storage services increases the agility of your development teams and allows you to quickly react to market changes and new opportunities
on premises. Solutions require new hardware procurement, which can be time consuming.
Azure cloud storage offers different storage tiers, including hot storage optimized for frequent access,
cool storage for data that is infrequently accessed and stored for at least 30 days, and archival storage for data that is rarely accessed and stored for at least 180 days.
Implementing different storage tiers on premises at least doubles your on premises infrastructure storage investments and significantly increases your maintenance cost.
Not only that, but cloud storage increases the reliability of your application by providing automatic replication and backup and restore capabilities across data centers and regions.
Sometimes that will require significant capital investments for on premises storage.
And then last. But certainly not least, cloud storage has built in security, including encryption during transfer, encryption address
and role based access control.
With this, we are wrapping up our discussion on azure storage options.