We are happy to announce that two additional nodes for the Windows Azure Content Delivery Network are now live in Seoul, Korea and Taipei, Taiwan. These two new nodes bring the total number of CDN physical nodes available globally to 22, with six of these nodes available in the Asia-Pacific region. These two new locations expand our service in the Asia-Pacific region and enhance the delivery of performance-sensitive content for customers choosing to serve data through the CDN*.
Please read our previous post, “20 Nodes Available Globally for the Windows Azure CDN” for a list of the other 20 locations.
Offering pay-as-you-go, one-click-integration with Windows Azure Storage, the Windows Azure CDN is a system of servers containing copies of data, placed at various points in our global cloud services network to maximize performance for access to data for clients throughout the network. The Windows Azure CDN can only deliver content from public blob containers in Windows Azure Storage – content types can include web objects, downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications, real time media streams, and other components of Internet delivery (DNS, routes, and database queries).
For details about pricing for the Windows Azure CDN, read our earlier blog post here.
*A Windows Azure CDN customer’s traffic may not be served out of the physically “closest” node; many factors are involved including routing and peering, Internet “weather”, and node capacity and availability. We are continually grooming our network to meet our Service Level Agreements and our customers’ requirements.