Microsoft Azure Storage FAQs

Which storage class do you recommend that I use?

Please ensure you have read through the Microsoft Azure documentation on storage classes (access tiers) here:

Ultimately, the best storage class for your situation depends on how often you intend to access the archived data in storage. 

CloudM Archive accesses data in cloud storage in the following scenarios:

  • Archive operations
  • Restore operations
  • Purge operations

Generally, we recommend that a customer use Standard (GPv2) storage and either COOL storage or HOT storage access tiers. The choice between these two depends on how often you expect to perform the above operations. COOL storage costs are cheaper than standard storage. However, charges apply whenever data is accessed.

We recommend that you use the Microsoft Azure Storage price calculator here:


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