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