Microsoft Azure Block Storage Primary Use Case

KunalGupta
Vice President - Data Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I think Azure has three versions. They have Block Blob Storage, then they also have the Gen1 and the Gen2 versions. Gen2 was kind of under review until just recently in 2020, but I think they have officially launched Gen2 now. Block Storage is an Azure product, but I am not sure if it has a version. I just know it as Azure Block Blob Storage. Our use case for Block Storage came about when we were building a database for one of our customers on public storage. The customer kept their data on-premises and on their own servers. We would get that data from them and put it into the Block Storage. So Block was being used as a file depository. View full review »
Anurag-Singh
Senior Specialist Data Science Architecture at Diageo North America
We use it as a storage backend for our analytical use cases and we do modeling in the Azure Databricks environment. We store huge chunks of data in terms of terabytes. We use this data to gain insights into our modeling platform. We find it cheaper than storing it on-premise. And it does not require infrastructure maintenance. View full review »
Mir Khan
Head Of Information Technology at DHS
We are creating VMs for some of our development testing, and we are using Azure Block Storage in that context. We are not using anything from Azure for production systems. We are just using it for staging and development. View full review »
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reviewer1258113
Product Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Our customers basically use this program for virtual data center extension, as a hybrid extension of their local or on-prem or private data center. It offers them an automated way of running new workloads or creating new workloads with governance on it. View full review »
AbeikuGraham
Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We primarily use the solution for migration to restore data and to help us migrate to other systems. I do occasionally also use it as a backup, but not very often. Mostly, it's used for migration and we installed Microsoft on it. We store it in the cloud and migrate everything over. View full review »
reviewer1382583
Director - Infrastructure Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are using Microsoft Azure Block Storage to accumulate and store all unstructured data, that is, different files such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, or any other streaming or video files. Whenever there is any unstructured data, you can use the Microsoft Azure Block Storage to deal with it. View full review »
reviewer1326603
Co-Founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Our primary use case is for the creation of a data lake, which was looking at unstructured predominantly in big data storage, it is looking at an economical solution. This was then used in conjunction with an SAP BW solution pulling and using SAP data hub to thencreate a single ecosystem of data. View full review »
SaroFranchina
Information Systems Manager at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
We primarily use the solution for backup and replication. View full review »
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