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Hey folks, Azure Archive Blob Storage has been in public preview for a week now and it is a great storage solution for long-term archiving corporate data. In my latest blog post I explain how to use blob-level tiering and Archive Blob Storage. Happy reading and testing!
09-01-2017 12:23 PM
09-02-2017 01:47 AM - edited 02-14-2018 02:01 AM
There is no ETA yet but I'm pretty confident that it won't take too long until GA. As soon as Azure Archive Blob Storage is GA I will update my blog post - so stay tuned :)
Sure, people can move data from cool to archive storage tier as this is a core feature of Azure Archive Blob Storage. Rehydrating is required as archive storage tier does not allow direct access to blobs. Archive storage is meant to be a cost-efficient, resilient, and secure storage tier for blobs that need to be stored for long-term periods but that don't need to be accessible immediately. Rehydration is done within hours.