Today’s (Cloud) Tip…Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS)

Microsoft recently announced a new redundancy level for Block Blob storage, called Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) that will be made available in the coming months. Today, customers use our Geo Redundant Storage (GRS) to keep their data durable in two regions hundreds of miles apart from each other, where we store an equivalent of 6 copies of the data (3 in each region). With the introduction of ZRS, we provide a new redundancy option that keeps your data durable by storing an equivalent of 3 copies of your data across multiple facilities. These facilities may be within the same region or across two regions.  ZRS will be priced 37.5% lower than GRS as it becomes available.