How to create an Azure Storage Account in the new portal

Creating an Azure Storage account through the new Azure Portal is quite simple. Here’s how you do it.

To create an Azure Storage account in the old portal, follow this quick guide instead.

  1. Log into your Azure Subscription at https://portal.azure.com
  2. Click New, Data + Storage, Storage AccountCreate Azure Storage Account
  3. Choose Create
    Azure Storage Account Deployment Model
  4. Type a name for your storage account.

    This will be the storage account name that you’ll use to access your storage.

    Choose a pricing tier.

    This is the replication level of your storage across Azure’s physical data centre locations. Different levels of replication offer greater redundancy in case of a datacentre outage.

    Choose a Resource Group,

    This groups your related services together in Azure. If you don’t have any other services running yet, click Create a new resource group

    Choose the subscription

    This will add the storage account under the chosen subscription, you may only have one.

    Choose the location of the data

    This is the physical location of the datacentres that will hold your storage account. If you’ve chosen Geo Replication, your data will also be replicated outside of this location.

    Choose whether you want to use Diagnostics

    Diagnostics will disable the regular monitoring charts and alerts for your storage resource, though will send diagnostic data into a storage account for your own monitoring.
    Azure Storage Account Details

  5. Now, click Create.
    Azure Storage Account Creation
  6. Wait a few moments for your storage account to be created. Once completed, you can open your brand new Azure storage account!
    Azure Storage Account Info
  7. To make use of this Storage account, click ‘Keys‘ on the settings blade to retrieve the storage account name and primary access key.
    Azure Storage Account Name and Key
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