Content Delivery Network

Secure, reliable content delivery with broad global reach and rich feature set

Global delivery and acceleration of any content to any device

Ensuring a consistent user experience is important. If your websites or mobile apps involve streaming media, gaming software, firmware updates (Smart TVs, consumer electronic appliances) or IoT endpoints (cars, sensors), Content Delivery Network helps you to reduce load times, save bandwidth and increase responsiveness.

APIs for building global applications quickly

APIs and developer tools provide you with the performance, reliability and security that you need to build global applications. Programmatic access gives customers flexibility to optimise features to provide the highest levels of availability and performance.

Multiple providers for your content delivery needs

Azure Content Delivery Network offers choices from Akamai and Verizon. Customers can select the right CDN based on their needs and the regions they operate in, as well as load-balancing across CDNs.

Accelerated content and app performance

Speed matters. Cloud Delivery Network sends audio, video, applications, images and other files to customers faster and more reliably by moving content closer to your users. The result? An improved experience for your users.

Robust security

We help you stay up and running by identifying, absorbing and blocking security threats to absorb distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Content Delivery Network offers the highest certification of the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JABs).

Backed by massive storage and compute capacity

Thanks to its distributed global scale, Content Delivery Network handles sudden traffic spikes and heavy loads, such as the start of a major product launch or global sporting event, without new infrastructure costs or capacity worries.

Control as simple or complex as needed

A rule-based content delivery engine offers granular control on how and when your content is served. Easily create rules to improve content security, reduce load on your origin servers or provide responses for mobile devices with differing capabilities.

Advanced real-time analytics

Dive deeper into how your users engage with your content. Gain deep insight into how your assets are being cached and delivered, and monitor your traffic in real time with very rich, granular analytics.

Standard and premium features available

Standard features for Content Delivery Network customers include functionality that you’re already familiar with, including integration with a number of origin types, query string caching and custom domain name support. Plus, it integrates easily with other Azure services. Premium features include all of the functionality of Standard, plus a rule-based content delivery engine, advanced HTTP reports and real-time statistics.

If you require more capabilities than standard and premium services, Microsoft offers custom Content Delivery Network services for advanced capabilities, such as acceleration and security. Please contact your Microsoft representative and ask about our custom services.

View the Azure Content Delivery Network overview.

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