In order to export Analytics data to a Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, an `Output` needs to be configured within the Bitmovin API. This guide will walk you through the required steps.

## Pre-requisites

To do so you'll need the following pre-requisites:

  • A Microsoft Azure account

  • A Microsoft Azure Blob Storage account with READ/WRITE privileges

To meet the necessary requirements for creating the Microsoft Azure Blob Storage please follow the official documentation on [Introduction to Blob storage - Azure Storage](🔗)

## Creating the Analytics Export Output Resource for Azure Storage

Next you simply have to create the [analytics output resource](🔗) using either our OpenAPI Clients or CURL on `POST /v1/analytics/outputs/azure`:

**Important**: Make sure you are creating this resource in the appropriate Organization if you have been invited into a Multi-Tenant Organization. Your personal API Key will by default create all resources in your user's organization and not in the organization you have been invited to. You can pass the `X-Tenant-Org-Id` HTTP Header or use the `withTenantOrgId()` API to indicate which Organization your API call is targeting (see [Using an API SDK with different Organisations](🔗)).

The response will contain an `id` for the newly created Output which you can then use to trigger Analytics Exports.

Now that you have an Microsoft Azure Storage Output for Bitmovin Analytics available, you can [start exporting data](🔗) to it.