Need an Archiving Solution? Check Out Azure Cool Blob Storage…

Microsoft has introduced a new concept in storage – “Cool” blob storage. This storage is designed for archive scenarios where availability isn’t quite as demanding and where access requirements are lower. Cool storage is significantly cheaper to store data but more expensive to access it, ideal for long term archives, backups, etc. where the need is primarily storage and not frequent access.

Storage prices are significantly cheaper in cool storage, as low as $0.01 per GB compared to $0.024 per GB.

Third party backup software providers such as Commvault and Veritas will support selection of either Hot or Cool storage within their backup solutions.

Christopher Woodill

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Enterprise technology leader for the past 15+ years…certified PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt and TOGAF Enterprise Architect. I collaborate with companies to help align their strategic objectives with concrete implementable technology strategies. I am Vice President, Enterprise Solutions for Klick Health.

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