|Features||Microsoft Azure||Universal CDN|
|Purge All||Unknown||Fully supported|
|Instant Purge||Fully supported||Not 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||Unknown|
|Custom Rules||Additional costs||Fully supported|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Not supported||Not supported|
|SPDY Protocol||Not supported||Not supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Not supported||Not supported|
|Real time statistics||Additional costs||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Fully supported||Not supported|
|API||Purge, Configuration Management||Purge|
|Custom CNAMEs||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Not supported||Additional costs|
|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||Not supported|
|Multiple CDNs||Not supported||Not supported|
|CDN balancing tech||Not supported||Not supported|
|Storage||Azure storage||Additional costs|
|Property||Microsoft Azure||Universal CDN|
|Global flat fee||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.
Universal CDN or UCDN is a content delivery network by XBT Holding, a global hosting and network solutions provider headquartered in Luxembourg. The company offers a wide array of services, which includes file hosting.
The network map of UCDN is relatively small: according to our information the company has 12 points of presence (PoPs).