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Disk Drives In Microsoft Azure

Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Vs. Solid State Drive (SSD)

Data Tier

  1. Hot tier → Data which is frequently accessed
  2. Cold tier → Data which is less frequently accessed and stored for at least 30 days
  3. Archive tier → Data which is rarely accessed and stored for at least 180 days

Different Storage Type

  1. Standard HDD → This disk is used for
    1. Web servers
    2. Lightly used enterprise application
    3. Dev/test machine
  2. Standard SSD → This disk is used for
    1. Back up
    2. Non-critical applications
    3. Applications or data that requires infrequent access
  3. Premium SSD → Used in production and performance sensitive workloads
  4. Ultra disk → Basically used for transaction heavy workload

  5. Picture showing the offering of standard disk drives by Microsoft Azure

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Managed And Unmanaged Disk

Provisioned IOPS Vs Provisioned Throughput

Posted By  -  Karan Gupta
Posted On  -  Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Updated On  -  Monday, April 19, 2021


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