Enable Archiving with Azure Blob Storage
Azure storage offers different access tiers, which allow you to store blob object data in the most cost-effective manner. The available access tiers include hot, which is optimized for storing data that is accessed frequently; cool, which is optimized for storing data that is infrequently accessed and stored for at least 30 days; and archive, which is optimized for storing data that is rarely accessed and stored for at least 180 days with flexible latency requirements (on the order of hours). In this hands-on lab, we will be creating a blob storage container in a pre-provisioned Azure storage account. We will upload a few sample files to the container and then attempt to download them, showing that we can do so in either a hot or cool tier. We will then change the access tier of the blobs to archive and test to see whether or not we are able to download the blobs.