Microsoft: On-Premise Data Synchronization to Azure Blob Storage – Azure Development Community
Azure Binary Large Objects (i.e. Blobs) Storage is a cloud storage service that is durable, available, and scalable that serves a variety of purposes. Microsoft describes it as massively-scalable object storage for unstructured data on their microsite devoted to Blob storage. There are many reasons why you should consider using Blob storage. Perhaps you want to share files with clients or off-load some of the static content from your web servers to reduce the load on them.
Microsoft has several partners that provide tools and expertise to use Azure Blob Storage effectively. Some of these partners are highlighted on the Microsoft microsite devoted to Blob Storage as displayed below.
This post shows demonstrates the flexibility of Azure Blob Storage for creating a custom cloud backup solution for on-premise data using a third-party tool that supports Azure Blob Storage connectivity. In this case, we’re using 3rd-party software: GoodSync, to manage the Azure connection and transmission of data. There are several 3rd-party software tools that support this type of Azure Blob Storage connectivity. GoodSync was chosen as an example of how third-party software companies are seeing the benefits of connecting to Azure services for their customer base.
Read the entire article here, On-Premise Data Synchronization to Azure Blob Storage – Azure Development Community
via the fine folks at Microsoft