Microsoft Azure Storage Essentials

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  • Get familiar with Windows Azure Storage Service in terms of architecture and working
  • Recognize the libraries and tools offered by Azure storage, supporting several popular programming languages
  • Know how the storage services expose their resources as REST APIs and what client libraries exists to develop against the storage
  • Gain the understanding of types of Blobs and best ways to upload and retrieve them
  • Learn how to make use of Tables as a NoSQL data store and how to retrieve, insert, update and delete entities in terms of design patterns
  • Use Queue storage as a messaging solution for communications between different apps
  • Create mounted shares and allow legacy systems to access data using the SMB protocol
  • Get accustomed to deal with faults, monitor storage metrics and logs

With the many advantages of using cloud computing, Azure Storage is a robust platform that helps you shift faster to the cloud by providing scalable, durable and highly available data storage options. For developers, it provides a rapid development environment that supports building large-scale applications to support new scenarios on the cloud, server, mobile and web. For IT professionals, it reduces complexity of managing, protecting and replicating data.

This book will make you familiar with the Azure storage in terms of architecture and components. It starts with the basics of storage accounts, which give access to the four basic services the Blob, Table, Queue, and File storage services. These services are exposed through a REST API that makes it possible for client libraries to implement most of their functionality in a wide range of popular programming languages. Emphasizing the Windows Azure Client Library for .NET, we will deal with storing and retrieving unstructured data with Blobs, then will move to Tables to insert and update entities in a structured NoSQL fashion. Then we will discover Queues as a reliable messaging service, and after that we will show File storage that allows you to migrate legacy applications data to the cloud to end with transient fault handling and service monitoring.

  • Get to grips with the features of Microsoft Azure in terms of Blob, Table, Queue, and File storage
  • Learn the how and when of using the right storage service for different business use cases
  • Make use of Azure storage services in various languages with this fast-paced and easy-to-follow guide
Page Count 126
Course Length 3 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781784396237
Date Of Publication 27 Aug 2015


Chukri Soueidi

Chukri Soueidi is a software developer based in Beirut, Lebanon. With an experience that spans more than 8 years, he specializes in web development and Microsoft technologies. He currently works at the American University of Beirut as a software engineer and systems analyst, developing new software solutions for the university and its medical center.

He was awarded the Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) award for 2 years 2014 and 2015 for his contributions to the technical communities of Visual C# and .NET. The MVP award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide, who actively share their high-quality and real-world expertise with other communities. With fewer than 5,000 awardees worldwide, Microsoft MVPs represent a highly selected group of experts.

He is heavily involved in local developer communities in Beirut, coaching on the latest technologies, and he is also a regular speaker at the major evangelism events held by Microsoft, Lebanon. He conducted several workshops for university students and professionals on topics of software development and gaming technologies. Chukri is also a technical trainer and has been working as an instructor at the regional learning centers.

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