Creating an Azure Storage account through the current portal (non-preview) is quite simple. Here’s how you do it.
(To create an Azure Storage account in the new portal, follow this quick guide instead.)
- Login to https://manage.windowsazure.com
- Click Storage
- Click New
- Click Quick Create, then choose a name for the storage account.
Choose the location you want your data to be stored, make it close to you or your other Azure resources.
Choose the Azure Subscription you want the Storage Account associated with.
Choose the replication level for your storage, this will affect pricing, though different levels of replication offer greater redundancy in case of a datacentre outage.
- Click Create Storage Account.
Your storage account will show as ‘Creating’ in the storage window.Wait for it to change to Online
- Once it’s created you can open it up. You now have a new Azure Storage account! Click Manage Access Keys at the bottom of the page to retrieve the Storage account keys. You’ll usually only need the Storage account name and Primary Key to make use of your storage account.