I recently had a project where I needed a capability to store BLOB’s in the cloud to meet some requirements of having a fast download speeds, scalable infrastructure and cheap storage & access of various different types of BLOBs my my client.
I turned to see if Azure had some tools such as Microsoft Azure Storage,that could help me out.
Obviously with the release of Microsoft Azure Storage, users will need a mechanism to access and interact with their data.
Azure Storage Explorer
Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer is a nifty little tool that let’s you interact with your uploaded Azure resource data in an explorer like format.
Azure Storage Explorer is great because:
- It is free!
- It works with Azure Storage data on Windows, macOS and Linux
- It has ability to manages the data itself as well as containers/directories
- It has ability for managing access policies based on the resource type
- It incorporates Searching capabilities
- It has abilities to edit properties and metadata
- It has Drag and Drop capabilities
- And many more…
Alternatives to Storage Explorer
There are a bunch of third party free and paid tools you may want to research which may have better functionality as well such as:
- Cloud Portam
- Cerabrata: Azure Management Studio
- Cerabrata: Azure Explorer
- Azure Storage Explorer
- CloudBerry Explorer
- Cloud Combine
- ClumsyLeaf: AzureXplorer, CloudXplorer, TableXplorer
- Gladinet Cloud
- Azure Web Storage Explorer
Read more about Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer here: http://storageexplorer.com/