How To Add A Storage Account In An Azure Resource Group (Default Approach) - Part One


In my previous article, we learned how to create an Azure resource group. Now we have to utilize the resource group by adding a resource. There are three ways that you can add a resource into the resource group, I will explain you all the three approaches one by one, In this first approach, we will cover all the necessary steps by adding the Azure Storage account. But note that the description of the procedure applies also to all other resource types in the same or slightly modified form.
To add a storage account to your Azure resource group, perform the following steps:
  1. Open your Azure management portal here.
  2. In the portal, click on the side blade, then click on create a resource. You can also do this from the Home Section Azure Services tab and then click Create a resource:

  3. On the blade click on Storage, then click on Storage Account:

  4. Once you click the Create storage account blade, there are some fields that need to be filled and then click the button Review + Create.

  • Subscription
    Select your Microsoft subscription from the drop-down
  • Resource Group
    Select the existing resource group that we have created in our previous article or you can create a new resource group by clicking on Create new link. If you are creating a new resource group note enter a unique name for your new resource group. A resource group name can include alphanumeric characters, periods (.), underscores (_), hyphens (-), and parenthesis (), but the name cannot end with a period.
  • Storage Account Name
    Type a unique name for the storage account you are creating in the Name textbox. If the name is unique, you will see a green tick.
  • Location
    In the Location list, select the same location you have been using for the Azure resource group.
  • Performance
    Depending on the type of storage account you create; you can choose between standard and premium performance tiers.
    • Standard
      A standard performance tier for storing blobs, files, tables, queues, and Azure virtual machine disks.

    • Premium
      A premium performance tier for storing unmanaged virtual machine disks. Microsoft recommends using managed disks with Azure virtual machines instead of unmanaged disks.
  • Account kind
    Select the account type in my case I have to choose General-purpose v2 accounts:
    • General-purpose v2 accounts
      Basic storage account type for blobs, files, queues, and tables. Recommended for most scenarios using Azure Storage.

    • General-purpose v1 accounts
      Legacy account type for blobs, files, queues, and tables. Use general-purpose v2 accounts instead when possible.

    • BlobStorage accounts
      Legacy Blob-only storage accounts. Use general-purpose v2 accounts instead when possible.
  • Replication
    Replication determines how many copies of your data are maintained at one time, and in what locations.
  • Access Tier (Default)
    Azure Storage provides different options for accessing block blob data based on usage patterns. Each access tier in Azure Storage is optimized for a particular pattern of data usage. By selecting the right access tier for your needs, you can store your block blob data in the most cost-effective manner. I choose default Hot access tier.

  • The available access tiers are,

    • Hot access tier
      This tier is optimized for frequent access of objects in the storage account. Accessing data in the hot tier is most cost-effective, while storage costs are higher. New storage accounts are created in the hot tier by default.

    • Cool access tier
      This tier is optimized for storing large amounts of data that is infrequently accessed and stored for at least 30 days. Storing data in the cool tier is more cost-effective, but accessing that data may be more expensive than accessing data in the hot tier.
  1. Once you click the Review + Create it will pop up the new screen which shows the validation passed message with a green tick, then click the Create button.

  2. It will take Some time Seconds or Minutes then click on the Notification icon and you will see the Storage account deployment succeeded.

 Finally, our Storage account has been created.