Support for creating a container in ARM templates is now done. We have begun work to support Tables and Queues.
Here is a link to a sample template to create a container: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/templates/101-storage-blob-container/
297 votesThomas Mutton commented
I have voted for this because I can see a use case where a resource group only needs to be running at certain times of the day such as 9-5. This is true for the company I work for where we only need to be running our dev and staging environments during this time. The most important resource types for us to be able to pause are DocumentDB and VM's (which you can currently pause).