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This is one in a series of posts on a Windows Azure Learning Plan. You can find the main post here. This one deals with Storage for Windows Azure.
Overview and general information about Windows Azure Storage - what it is, how it works, and where you can learn more.
General Overview Whitepaper (registration of a screen name, but free)
Official Microsoft Site on Azure Storage
Scalability Targets for Azure Storage
Understanding Azure Storage by using the API
Blob Storage is a binary-level "container" that can hold one or more streams of data.
Understanding Block Blobs and Page Blobs
Blob Service Concepts
Tables are key-value-pair type storage, and can be in the terabyte range of size.
Understanding the Table Storage Data Model
Table Service Concepts
Querying Tables and Entities
Queues are actually more table storage - but specifically designed to allow Web and Worker Roles to communicate.
Queue Service Concepts
Queue Service API
An Azure Drive isn't something you mount over the web (although that's possible to do with a little code) - it's a "local" NTFS drive for Windows Azure Applications.
Windows Azure Drives white paper
Content Delivery Network
An "Edge" network of storage that buffers after the first use by a client.
Delivering High-Bandwidth Content with the Windows Azure CDN
Tools and Utilities
Free and not-free tools to work with Azure Storage.
Benchmarks and Throughput tests
Mount an Azure Drive as an NTFS Drive
Command-line and other tools for working with Azure Storage
http://tinyurl.com/2acx6d8 and http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2010/04/17/windows-azure-storage-explorers.aspx
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