Software Quality

May 13, 2015

Azure Storage – Premium Storage Only Works with Page Blobs

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — David Allen @ 4:32 am

I play to learn. My latest test was educational, and I’m sharing it in case others encounter it.

I ran into problems while playing around with Premium blob storage. I was testing blob storage, comparing performance between Regular and Premium storage, while uploading a 5 MB file. I found my error. I was trying to use block blobs on Premium storage, and only Page Blobs are permitted. But I did not realize that at first. Here was my diagnostic path, with errors to help others who may make the same mistake and search for the errors.

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May 3, 2015

Azure Updates Improve automation, integration, security and more

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Allen @ 11:54 am

Azure continues to gain power. I am amazed at the speed and relevance of the improvements. Here is my summary of the benefits described in the April blog article: http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2015/04/29/iaas-just-got-easier-again/

Taken together, these features improve ease of automation, expand integration with third-party services including open-source, and improve security and financial tracking which are essential to enterprise adoption.

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