Contents tagged with Azure

  • Shared Access Signatures

    Hello everybody,

    today I want to write few words about Shared Access Signature for blob storage in Azure.

    First of all, I'd like to point that SAS is token, that provides access to blog item. And it has very interesting features. For example:

    You can give access which will start from some date time and finish at some date time.

    Limit access by IP addresses

    Allow file to be accessed by Https protocol or Https and Http.

    You can assign permissions to it. For example Read, Write, Delete, List, Add, Create, Update, Process.

    Pretty cool? I think yes.

    And one of the cool features is that you can create SAS in C# code.

    For example you can do it like this:

    Create in your class member … more

  • Azure cloud storage types

    Hello everybody,

    today I want to write a short notice about storage types in Azure. Here are they:

    Blob storage. Blob is abbreviation of binary large objects. But you can store there anything you like: small, big, binary, image etc information there. 

    Table storage. If to put simply it is Dictionary, but on Azure. Key/value pairs which you can persist. Can be useful for scalability apps.

    Queue storage. Storing and retrieving messages. As previous item from the list can be useful for scalable applications.

    File storage. That storage allows you to store SMB files to the system. SMB stands for Server message blocks. 

    Disc storage. Store any kind of information on hard drive that is … more

  • Azure Datacenter architecture

    Hello everybody,

    today I want to write few words about Azure Infrastructure. 

    Big picture

    You can use Azure services in ~140 countries. And Microsoft does it's best to enalrge geography of their earnings, but if you are citizen of some countries you may be missing of usage of Azure.

    For now we can consider as Azure something with Microsoft products. It can be: XBox, Office 365, Bing, hotmail, etc ( full list of services consists of ~200 services. ). 

    The best idea about usage of Azure is to have something, which is closest to your target auditorium. 

    If your target auditorium is located in your country, you may need to go to Azure Spped Test web site. Below goes screenshot:

    As … more