Microsoft Azure compared to Instart Logic

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Microsoft Azure and Instart Logic. 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 Instart Logic
PoPs 38 30 PoPs + 140 PoPs in China (powered by ChinaCache)
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 Not supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Additional costs Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Fully supported
Raw Access Logs Not supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Additional costs Not supported
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Purge, Configuration Management Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Not supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Unknown
Custom SSL Certificates Not supported Unknown
Wildcard SSL Certificates Not supported Not supported
Support Azure support starting at €25 per month Email and Phone 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 Instart Logic

Microsoft Azure Instart Logic
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.

INSTART LOGIC Description

Instart Logic is a CDN provider founded in 2010, and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The company is known for its $100 million contract buyout campaign targeted at Akamai customers.

Customers in the Instart Logic portfolio include, or have included: Quora, Washington Post, and Kongregate. At the time of writing, the listings on the website seem out-of-date, as GameStop, Staples, Shutterstock, Yum!, L’Oreal and Pizza Hut no (longer) look to be customers of Instart Logic. At least not for static file delivery.

Through a partnership with ChinaCache, Instart Logic offers coverage of mainland China with points of presence (PoPs) in roughly 140 cities.

Instart Logic supports SPDY.

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