Microsoft Azure


Microsoft Azure

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.

Microsoft Azure feature overview

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Feature Support
PoPs 38
Purge All Unknown support for this feature by Microsoft Azure
Instant Purge Feature fully supported by Microsoft Azure
Control panel Feature fully supported by Microsoft Azure
Origin Push Feature not supported by Microsoft Azure
Origin Pull Feature fully supported by Microsoft Azure
Origin Shield Feature not supported by Microsoft Azure
GZIP Compression Feature fully supported by Microsoft Azure
Custom Rules Additional costs may apply for this feature
HTTP/2 Protocol Feature not supported by Microsoft Azure
SPDY Protocol Feature not supported by Microsoft Azure
Raw Access Logs Feature not supported by Microsoft Azure
Real time statistics Additional costs may apply for this feature
Online signup Feature fully supported by Microsoft Azure
API Purge, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Feature fully supported by Microsoft Azure
Shared SSL Certificates Feature fully supported by Microsoft Azure
Custom SSL Certificates Feature not supported by Microsoft Azure
Wildcard SSL Certificates Feature not supported by Microsoft Azure
Support Azure support starting at €25 per month
Video On Demand (VoD) Feature not supported by Microsoft Azure
RTMP Streaming Feature not supported by Microsoft Azure
Multiple CDNs Feature not supported by Microsoft Azure
CDN balancing tech Feature not supported by Microsoft Azure
Storage Azure storage

MICROSOFT AZURE Price Overview

Microsoft Azure lists on-demand pricing, having varying rates per region. There are two pricing tiers: Standard CDN and Premium CDN. The Azure Premium CDN plan includes more features.

The table below lists the prices for the Standard CDN plan.

Pricing Information

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

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