SynEdge compared to Microsoft Azure

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of SynEdge and Microsoft Azure. 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 SynEdge Microsoft Azure
PoPs 22 38
Purge All Fully supported Unknown
Instant Purge Fully supported Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Not supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Fully supported Not supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Additional costs
HTTP/2 Protocol Fully supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Not supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Additional costs
Online signup Fully supported Fully supported
API Fully supported Purge, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Fully supported Not supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates Unknown Not supported
Support Email support Azure support starting at €25 per month
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Not supported
RTMP Streaming Not supported Not supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Fully supported Azure storage

Pricing SynEdge vs Microsoft Azure

SynEdge Microsoft Azure
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A €0.0734 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A €0.0253 per GB (500TB+)
APAC Traffic N/A €0.1164 per GB
LATAM Traffic N/A €0.2109 per GB
Extra costs N/A Premium features, Support

SYNEDGE Description

SynEdge is a Luxembourg-based CDN provider with sales offices in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The company is a subsidiary of the POST Luxembourg group, a large, semi government-owned mail and telecommunications corporation in Luxembourg. Other related subsidiaries include European Business Reliance Centre (EBRC), Visual Online, Eltrona, Victor Buck Services and InTech.

Based on the network map of SynEdge, we assume they lease (part of) the network of Highwinds, possibly with a few added points-of-presence (PoPs) of their own.

Next to regular static content delivery, SynEdge offers private CDN, dynamic content delivery, frontend optimisation and storage.

Customers of SynEdge are, or have been Telemetry and Gamehouse.

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.

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