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Creating New Storage Account in Windows Azure

Posted By:Karthikeyan Anbarasan       Posted Date: June 28, 2011    Points: 200    Category: Azure    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

In this article we are going to see how to create a new storage account on the Azure Management portal.
 

 

Introduction:


In this article we are going to see how to create a new storage account on the Azure Management portal.

 

Overview:


Storage accounts are the top most and the highest level of access point for the application for accessing each of the storage service components like Blog, table, Queue. To get more in depth knowledge on these services look into my starter article Azure storage and SQL Azure. Let us jump start to see the steps used to create a new storage account in Azure portal.

 

Steps:


Log in to the Azure portal using the following link. You will see the screen looking similar to the following: 
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/ 

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Login to the portal using your Microsoft Windows Live credentials with Azure credentials to the management portal and you will see the screen as shown in the screen below: 

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Now we can see the New Storage Account option at the Left top corner of the screen. This option will help us to configure the Storage services according as per the requirement. 
Now click on the New Storage account; a window will popup as shown in the screen below: 

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Configure the details as shown in the screen below. 

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Subscription: This option is the mandatory one, we need to select the subscription under which the charges are applicable as per the plan selected. 

URL - This subdomain url should be a very unique one to be used for all the storage services mentioned in the beginning of this article. 

Region - Microsoft provides the option to select the region based on our application usage; if required to deploy the storage in any portion of the region we can select as per the requirement. 
Once the configuration is done, click on the OK button; the process will start processing the New Storage Account creation request and your screen looks like the following: 

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Once the process gets completed we can see the newly created Storage account with the different options as shown in the screen below: 

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Conclusion:


In this article we have seen how to create a new service account and to configure it based on the requirement.
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