Harness the power of Microsoft Azure services to build efficient cloud solutionsAbout This BookMicrosoft Azure Storage is a platform that provides a set of services that can be used by various applications for data management and storage purposes. Its rich features can be applied for different kinds of scenarios, from the simplest to the most complex. For developers, it gives solutions to manage small to large-scale data, and enables many new scenarios for the cloud, server, mobile, and web. For IT professionals, it reduces the complexity of maintaining, protecting, and replicating data.Microsoft Azure Storage Essentials is a jump-start book for utilizing the storage services in your applications. It is fast paced and aims to show you the quickest way to start using the Azure Storage. You will learn the different characteristics of each service (Blob, Table, Queue and File Storage) before showing you how to utilize it by code. Being exposed to the web, the storage services can be accessed from any HTTP enabled application. This book is a guide for performing basic and advanced operations on the storage services programmatically using the .NET client library.What You Will LearnGet familiar with Microsoft Azure Storage Service in terms of architecture and workingRecognize the libraries and tools offered by Azure storage, supporting several popular programming languagesKnow how the storage services expose their resources as REST APIs and what client libraries exists to develop against the storageGain the understanding of types of Blobs and best ways to upload and retrieve themLearn how to make use of Tables as a NoSQL data store and how to retrieve, insert, update and delete entities in terms of design patternsUse Queue storage as a messaging solution for communications between different appsCreate mounted shares and allow legacy systems to access data using the SMB protocolGet accustomed to deal with faults, monitor storage metrics and logsWho This Book Is ForThis book is intended for IT professionals and also for students, who are familiar with data management solutions and with web development. If you are a developer, you should be familiar with C# and Visual Studio in order to utilize the code examples available in this book.
Author: Chukri Soueidi
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