Microsoft Azure compared to Azion Technologies

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Microsoft Azure and Azion Technologies. We hope this helps you compare these two Content Delivery Networks. You can find additional tips that help you select the right CDN here.

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Microsoft Azure Azion Technologies
PoPs 38 19 (26 more planned)
Purge All Unknown Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Not supported Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Fully supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Additional costs Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Not supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Additional costs Additional costs
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Purge, Configuration Management Unknown
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Not supported Fully supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates Not supported Fully supported
Support Azure support starting at €25 per month Phone and E-mail support
Video On Demand (VoD) Not supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Not supported Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Azure storage Additional costs

Pricing Microsoft Azure vs Azion Technologies

Microsoft Azure Azion Technologies
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) €0.0734 per GB N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) €0.0253 per GB (500TB+) N/A
APAC Traffic €0.1164 per GB N/A
LATAM Traffic €0.2109 per GB N/A
Extra costs Premium features, Support N/A

MICROSOFT AZURE Description

Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Microsoft Azure includes a CDN service in their offering. The platform was released in 2010, initially named Windows Azure and renamed to Microsoft Azure in 2014.

Azure is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, and next to a CDN they offer storage solutions, data management, compute and networking. Their IaaS solution is similar to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Compute Engine (GCE). Just like Google, Azure offers free credit to first-time users of the platform to help them get started.

The Azure CDN service uses the networks of Akamai and Edgecast, though it is fully integrated with the cloud platform and offered under the Azure brand. Because the CDN service is offered as a part of the larger Azure IaaS ecosystem, it is easy-to-use for businesses who already use the platform. Other CDNs can be used in combination with Azure products as well, for example with their storage solution.

AZION TECHNOLOGIES Description

Azion Technologies is a CDN provider with strong presence in Latin America. While their global coverage is limited, the provider has a large amount of points-of-presence (PoPs) in LATAM and particularly in Brazil. The company currently has 25 PoPs in its network and plans to add an additional 26 in the future.

Features offered by Azion include, but are not limited to: media acceleration, security, live streaming and image optimisation.

Customers of Azion are, of have been Lacoste, Lojas Colombo, Catho, Panvel Farmácias, KBOING, Somos Educação, Wise Up, Kroton Educacional and Saraiva.

Azion was founded in 2011 and has three offices in Porto Alegre, São Paulo and in Miami.

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