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
|Raw Access Logs|
|Real Time Statistics|
|API||Purge, Configuration Management|
|Shared SSL Certificates|
|Custom SSL Certificates|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates|
|Support||Azure support starting at €25 per month|
|Video On Demand (VoD)|
|CDN Balancing Tech|
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.
|Global Flat Fee||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (Low Volume)||
€0.0734 per GB
|NA/EU Traffic (High Volume)||
€0.0253 per GB (500TB+)
€0.1164 per GB
€0.2109 per GB
Premium features, Support
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