Announcing New Storage Options for Azure Cloud Shell

Published 02-28-2020 02:05 AM 12.8K Views

Today, the Azure Cloud Shell team, with Danny Maertens (Program Manager Microsoft), is announcing the availability of additional regions for persistent Cloud Shell storage. Azure Cloud Shell is an interactive, authenticated, browser-accessible shell for managing Azure resources, either using Bash or PowerShell. To be able to choose additional Azure regions for your Cloud Shell storage is a highly requested feature by customers with data sovereignty laws or regulations around the world. The new options available lets you pick additional options when choosing your Azure regions for your Cloud Shell storage account.


Azure Cloud Shell RegionsAzure Cloud Shell Regions

Currently, the following Azure Regions are available for Cloud Shell:

Primary regions

  • Central India
  • East US
  • North Europe
  • South Central US
  • Southeast Asia
  • West Europe
  • West US

Secondary regions

  • Australia Central
  • Australia East
  • Australia South
  • Brazil South
  • Canada Central
  • Canada East
  • Central US
  • East Asia
  • East US 2
  • France Central
  • Germany West
  • Japan East
  • Japan West
  • Korea Central
  • Korea South
  • North Central US
  • Norway East
  • South Africa North
  • South India
  • Switzerland North
  • UAE North
  • UK South
  • UK West
  • West Central US
  • West India
  • West US 2

You can find more about supported storage regions by Azure Cloud Shell on Microsoft Docs.

If you are using Cloud Shell today, you can change your Cloud Shell storage by dismounting your Azure Cloud Drive in your Cloud Shell session. This will give you the option to reconnect and rerun the first setup experience, and you can choose your preferred Cloud Shell region.






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You can learn more about Azure Cloud Shell on Microsoft Docs and Mastering Azure with Cloud Shell. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.

New Contributor

This is good to see.


Does Cloud Shell work with Azure Storage Account Firewall yet?

Regular Visitor


It's worth mentioning that dismounting the storage will lead to deletion of all saved SSH keys, scripts, etc in the Cloud Shell!

It's not something you should do just for fun!!!


@KamilRT That is absolutely correct, this will give you a new Cloud Shell image. I will see if I can write a short blog on how you can migrate the settings. However, no worries by switching, the old settings are still stored on the previous file share, so you can always go back.

From regulatory reasons I'm looking for storage account firewall settings - disable access from internet 

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