Microsoft Azure compared to Quantil

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Microsoft Azure and Quantil. 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 Quantil
PoPs 38 588+
Purge All Unknown Unknown
Instant Purge Fully supported Unknown
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Not supported Not supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Not supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Additional costs Not supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Not supported Unknown
Real time statistics Additional costs Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Purge, Configuration Management Unknown
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Unknown
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Unknown
Custom SSL Certificates Not supported Unknown
Wildcard SSL Certificates Not supported Unknown
Support Azure support starting at €25 per month Standard Email and Phone support 9:00AM – 6:00PM PST; emergency Phone support 24/7/365
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 Not supported

Pricing Microsoft Azure vs Quantil

Microsoft Azure Quantil
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.

QUANTIL Description

Quantil is the US subsidiary of mothercompany ChinaNetCenter, and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company was originally named MileWEB, but when global sales operations were launched in 2014 the subsidiary was renamed to Quantil.

With over 550 points-of-presence (PoPs) in mainland China and 38 more in the rest of the world, Quantil’s network map is expansive.

Just like ChinaNetCenter, Quantil supports a wide range of web delivery services such as website acceleration, mobile acceleration, large download delivery, video-on-demand and live streaming.

Quantil’s clientele includes, or has included Firstrade, Ferrari, Air France and Canali.

For businesses operating their website in mainland China, it is recommended to apply for an ICP license. Most CDN providers offer to aid clients with this process, Quantil included. Without an ICP license, Chinese Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are required to block access to the website.

To compare Quantil against other providers, enter your provider of choice in the search field at the bottom of this page to view the full comparison.

QUANTIL Resellers

The CDN service of Quantil and ChinaNetCenter is resold by other parties, among which Warpcache. Get in touch here for more information about delivering web content in China, or to request pricing information and / or a custom quote.

Next to mainland China CDN coverage, Warpcache resells other global CDN providers both separately, and in a multi-CDN solution.

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