|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||Fully supported|
|SPDY Protocol||Not supported||Not supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Not supported||Additional costs|
|Real time statistics||Additional costs||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|API||Purge, Configuration Management||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management|
|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, Skype, Chat and Email 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||Free up to 50GB|
|Global flat fee||N/A||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||€0.0734 per GB||$0.049 per GB|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||€0.0253 per GB (500TB+)||$0.035 per GB (101TB+)|
|APAC Traffic||€0.1164 per GB||$0.125 per GB|
|LATAM Traffic||€0.2109 per GB||$0.185 per GB|
|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.
In 2011, CDN provider CDN77 was founded with the aim of building a CDN that was ‘transparent, fast and flexible’ and to make it suitable for developers. It was originally built on top of OnApp but since the end of 2014, they operate their own infrastructure.
The provider is headquartered in the United Kingdom in London, and have another office in Prague, Czech Republic.
On-boarding with CDN77 is quick and easy and can be done autonomously via the website. They offer a 14-day free trial, no creditcard required.