Azure File Share Demo

Create an Azure Virtual Environment – Accessing Storage Accounts

This article is the fourth in a mini-series that will show you how to build out an Azure virtual environment to do learning and testing with. If you already have a subscription that’s awesome! You can get the first 30 days for free with a Microsoft Azure trial account right here. Check out the first steps for getting logged into Azure Portal and creating a resource group here. Today we are going to look at how to access our storage account within the resource group we created in the…

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Storage Account Deployment

Azure Storage – Keep Your Data inside Azure

Why would you want to keep data inside Azure? Don’t users need to get their files? Let’s talk about data security and data charges as part of our Azure design. When you create a file server, file share out of an Azure Storage Account, or otherwise allow users to access their data, it often can move through your Azure virtual networks through the Internet. Today, we will look at selecting build options to keep your data inside Azure on the Azure backbone, and as a result of that we will limit Internet access and decrease data egress.

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Storage Account Options

Azure Storage – Restrict Storage Accounts to a Virtual Network

Today, we will restrict the access to the storage account to a single virtual network to ensure that it is more secure and not accessible over the internet directly. This is something to consider when designing your Azure storage as there are specific use cases where the design should be more secure. This does not mean it is harder for users to get data! It just means that we as Azure builders need to build our systems thoughtfully. In this case, your file servers or an application server would be segregated onto a single VNET (virtual network) and would be the only systems able to freely…

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