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How can we improve Azure Storage?

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  1. Ability to backup blob storage with automatic retentions

    Support snapshot or backup feature from Azure backup vault for blob storage including deduplication feature

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      0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for your feedback. Blob storage Soft-Delete will allow you to configure automatic snapshotting of blobs and allow you to specify retention periods for those snapshots. Soft-Delete will be configurable directly from the storage account. This feature is currently being worked on. For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

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        11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Azure Storage now provides a comprehensive set of security capabilities which together enable developers to build secure applications. Data can be secured in transit between an application and Azure by using Client-Side Encryption https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-client-side-encryption/, HTTPs, or SMB 3.0. Storage Service Encryption https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-service-encryption/ provides encryption at rest, handling encryption, decryption, and key management in a totally transparent fashion.

      • Add a way to copy the contents of an entire storage account to another storage account

        Say your application stores important data in an Azure Storage Account, perhaps spread across both Table and Blob containers.

        It would be very handy to be able to copy the entire contents of a storage account to another storage account. So that you could duplicate your azure storage environment between your stage production environments easily, allowing you to test updates to your application on a copy of your live production data before actually deploying it to production.

        I know that bits and pieces of this functionality exist already, via things like Copy Blobs and Blob Snapshots, but nothing built in…

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          4 comments  ·  AzCopy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide me with full text search on table storage

          Does what it says on the tin....really need better search capabilities over azure table storage.

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            43 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            A common need for users of Azure Table Storage is searching data in a Table using query patterns other than those that Table Storage provides efficiently, namely key lookups and partition scans. Using Azure Search, you can index and search Table Storage data (using full text search, filters, facets, custom scoring, etc.) and capture incremental changes in the data on a schedule, all without writing any code. To learn more, check out Indexing Azure Table Storage with Azure Search: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/search/search-howto-indexing-azure-tables

          • Ability to create new Azure Storage containers, tables, queues from the Portal

            Add the ability to create new Azure Storage containers, tables and queues from the Azure Management Portal. Right now it's only possible to create new file shares. Having to create a table by code simply to insert data is not convenient.

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              1 comment  ·  Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Email Notifications of Storage/Capacity

              have email notifications of storage limit or service capacities. Recently ran out of space w/ no warning...

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              • highlight how to disable Nagle's algorithm in your performance optimization MSDN articles

                The MSDN article that describes Nagle's algorithm (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/hh697709.aspx) should highlight the performance gains from disabling Nagle's algorithm.

                In our case, disabling that algorithm yielded an order of magnitude improvement in latency (from 300 to 30 ms). This is a vital piece of information that is not highlighted in performance optimization documentation for Azure.

                It may even be worthwhile to consider disabling Nagle's algorithm by default, or provide some default configuration examples that remark on this algorithm.

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