|Features||Microsoft Azure||WebMobi Networks|
|Instant Purge||Fully supported||Unknown|
|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||Not supported|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Not supported||Not supported|
|SPDY Protocol||Not supported||Not supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Real time statistics||Additional costs||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Fully supported||Create a ticket|
|API||Purge, Configuration Management||Unknown|
|Custom CNAMEs||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Not supported||Not supported|
|Support||Azure support starting at €25 per month||24⁄7 Phone, Email and Chat support|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Not supported||Fully supported|
|RTMP Streaming||Not supported||Fully supported|
|Multiple CDNs||Not supported||Fully supported|
|CDN balancing tech||Not supported||Not supported|
|Storage||Azure storage||Fully supported|
|Property||Microsoft Azure||WebMobi Networks|
|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||
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.
WebMobi Network Solutions, or just WebMobi, is a digital media content delivery provider that delivers content to the web and mobile platforms. The company is based in Kerala, India and has 17 PoPs in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. Their edge locations are mostly concentrated in the US and despite being headquartered in India, the company only has 1 PoP the country, in the city of Cochin.
Presenting itself as a one-stop-shop for all things media delivery, WebMobi offers on-demand ‘packages’ that include bandwidth, storage and transcoding and recording minutes. There are two versions of the packages: standard and premium. The premium package includes transcoding and recording.
According to the WebMobi site, the company offers static content delivery as well. Bandwidth however, always seems to be sold in combination with storage.