Content Delivery Network

Secure and reliable global content delivery and acceleration

Prioritise speed for the best experience

In online content delivery, user experience is everything. Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) lets you reduce load times, save bandwidth and speed responsiveness – whether you’re developing or managing websites or mobile apps, or encoding and distributing streaming media, gaming software, firmware updates or IoT endpoints.

  • Global coverage and massive scalability
  • Integrated into your Azure services, letting you scale in minutes
  • Simple setup and no commitment: pay-as-you-go

Deep integration

CDN works seamlessly with Azure services, including Web Apps, Media Services, Storage and Cloud Services. Apply CDN to your scenarios in just a few clicks.

Massive capacity

With its distributed, global presence, CDN easily handles sudden traffic spikes and heavy loads – for example, during major product launches or global sporting events – without new infrastructure costs or capacity concerns.

Developer-friendly

Azure APIs and developer tools give you the performance, reliability and security you need to build global applications fast. Our APIs also give customers the flexibility to optimise features for availability and performance.

Robust security

Mitigate security threats on the content distribution network, such as distributed denial-of-service attacks. Optimise security by enabling HTTPS for your domain names, without additional cost or certificate management.

Multiple providers

Build and tailor your content delivery strategy with a choice of providers. Azure CDN integrates with services from Akamai and Verizon, enabling customers to select the right solution for their needs – for example, for load balance across Content Delivery Networks.

Advanced analytics

Gain insights about customer workflows and business needs by tracking engagement with the content. See how customers are receiving and caching assets, and further monitor traffic on the Content Delivery Network using real-time and granular analytics.

Optimise delivery across scenarios

Why trust Content Delivery Network?

  • Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.

  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts completely dedicated to your data security and privacy.

  • Azure has more compliance certifications than any other cloud service provider. View the comprehensive list.

Content Delivery Network pricing

  • No upfront cost
  • No termination fees
  • Pay only for what you use

Everything you need to get started

Get instant access and a $200 credit by signing up for a free Azure account.

Learn how to use Content Delivery Network with 5-minute quickstart tutorials and documentation.

Enhance Content Delivery Network with additional features and products, such as security and backup services.

Documentation and resources

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