Microsoft Azure compared to NGENIX

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Microsoft Azure and NGENIX. 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 NGENIX
PoPs 38 20+
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 Fully supported
Raw Access Logs Not supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Additional costs Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Purge, Configuration Management Fully supported
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Not supported Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Not supported Additional costs
Support Azure support starting at €25 per month 247 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 Fully supported
Storage Azure storage Fully supported

Pricing Microsoft Azure vs NGENIX

Microsoft Azure NGENIX
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.

NGENIX Description

NGENIX is a Russian CDN and cloud provider that covers Russia (both West and Eeast), Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Currently their network counts 23 points-of-presence (PoPs) in 14 geographical locations, with plans to scale up to 30 PoPs in 2016. The company is a household name for CDN coverage in Russia, and they claim to be the largest provider in the country.

The company was founded in 2007 and is currently headquartered in Moscow. They have peering agreements with all the major providers in Russia, and have a wide coverage of Russia’s Internet audience.

NGENIX has an SLA of 99.4% with 247 support. Their Control Panel is named NGENIX MultiDesk and includes real-time analytics and content consumption statistics.

Clients of NGENIX are, or have been Yandex, Nissan, Vogue, Metro News, Dr.Web, Yves Rocher, GQ, OZON.ru, Sapato, MyToys, Quelle, RIA Novosti, All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company / VGTRK, Tatler and Russia Sport. The company also organised the broadcasting of the Olympic Games in 2010, 2012 and 2014, as well as the World Cup and European Cup in the same years, and the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

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