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How to Set Up A Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Account

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If you have been using software and solutions offered by Microsoft frequently. In that case, an Azure Blob Storage account can benefit you greatly. An Azure Blob account allows you to store data securely in blobs.

There are three main components of an Azure Blob Storage Account, which are: the storage account, a container in the storage account, and a blob.

Many users struggle when creating an Azure Blob Storage Account. In this article, we provide a step-by-step guideline that can help you set up or create your account.

You can create a Blob Storage account by following the steps below.

  1. Create an MS Azure Account: The first important step is creating an MS Azure account. This is available for free if you do not have an Azure subscription. Simply visit the MS Azure website to create a free account.
  2. Log In to Azure Portal: After creating the account, the subsequent step is logging in to the Azure portal.

NOTE: For clarity, each storage account must belong to some Azure resource group, which is a logical container for grouping your Azure services. Whenever a storage account is created, there is an option of either creating a new resource group or using an existing one. A general-purpose v2 storage account offers access to all the Azure Storage services: blobs, files, tables, queues, and disks. To access all these services, you should proceed with the following steps:

Creating a Storage Account

3. Select All: After you log in to the Azure portal, you must select all. Then go to the Azure portal and select all services, type storage accounts in the list of resources, and select it.

4. Choose and Add: When you start typing 'storage accounts' in the list of resources on the appearing window, choose what you need and Add.

5. Choose Subscription to Create Storage: After that, you must select the subscription in which to create the storage account.

6. Click Create: You must click on Create New under the resource group field.

7. Enter Name: You must enter a name for your new resources group.

8. Name Storage Account: The next thing is the name of your new storage account. It must be unique across Azure.

9. Choose Location: When choosing where to locate your new storage account, you can select a new location or use the default location.

10. Select Review and Create: Select Review, and if the review is, successful, click Create.

NOTE: Deployment model, Performance, Account kind, Replication, and Access tier fields are to be left on default. After successfully undertaking these processes, creating a container for the Telestream Cloud is now important. In order to successfully create a container for the Telestream cloud, you must follow the following steps:

Creating Container For Telestream Cloud

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11. Select Blobs: On the left side, there is a menu for the storage account. You must scroll to the Blob service section and select Blobs.

12. Click Container: After that, you must click on the Container button.

13. Enter Name: Enter the name of your new container. This can include numbers, lowercase letters, and dash (-) characters

14. Select Public Access Level: Select the level of public access to the container. The default level is selected, and the recommendation is to leave it as is.

15. Click OK: Click OK to create the container.

NOTE: After successfully going through these steps, it is time to enable the Azure Blob Storage in the Telestream Cloud console. The aim is to access the storage access key. This can be undertaken by following the steps below.

Enabling Azure Blob Storage in Telestream Cloud Console

16. Go to Azure Portal: To obtain the storage access key, you must go to the Azure portal.

17. Select All: After going to the portal, one must click or select All resources from the navigation panel.

18. Choose Account and Click Keys Icon: After that, make sure you choose the proper storage account and click on the Keys icon to view the Access Keys for the storage account. Note that every storage has two storage keys.

19. Paste Storage Access Key: Open the Telestream Cloud Console and paste the copied Storage Access Key.

20. Fill Appropriate Fields: After that, you must fill in the appropriate fields, including the store name, the storage account name, and the container name.

21. Click Add Store: Also, click Add Store, and your account will be set up.

22. Telestream Cloud Ready: At this moment, you are fully ready to use the Telestream Cloud.

Microsoft Azure Blog Storage will be set up if these steps are undertaken successfully. Many enterprise organizations utilize Azure services because of their high reliability and stability. Cost-effectiveness is another aspect that attracts many businesses to use Azure. The adoption of Azure has been increasing among many businesses over the years.

Through the procedure outlined, anyone can set up the Azure Blob Storage services and have an Azure account through the portal. Whenever they need a particular service, they can simply choose the type of services to subscribe to in the Azure platform.

The availability of numerous data centers across the world makes the Azure platform more favorable for businesses. Companies can easily develop applications and streamline their services across many platforms.

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