Creating an Azure Storage account through the new Azure Portal is quite simple. Here’s how you do it.
To create an Azure Storage account in the old portal, follow this quick guide instead.
- Log into your Azure Subscription at https://portal.azure.com
- Click New, Data + Storage, Storage Account
- Choose Create
Type a name for your storage account.
This will be the storage account name that you’ll use to access your storage.
Choose a pricing tier.
This is the replication level of your storage across Azure’s physical data centre locations. Different levels of replication offer greater redundancy in case of a datacentre outage.
Choose a Resource Group,
This groups your related services together in Azure. If you don’t have any other services running yet, click Create a new resource group
Choose the subscription
This will add the storage account under the chosen subscription, you may only have one.
Choose the location of the data
This is the physical location of the datacentres that will hold your storage account. If you’ve chosen Geo Replication, your data will also be replicated outside of this location.
Choose whether you want to use Diagnostics
Diagnostics will disable the regular monitoring charts and alerts for your storage resource, though will send diagnostic data into a storage account for your own monitoring.
- Now, click Create.
- Wait a few moments for your storage account to be created. Once completed, you can open your brand new Azure storage account!
- To make use of this Storage account, click ‘Keys‘ on the settings blade to retrieve the storage account name and primary access key.