General availability: Azure Content Delivery Network from Akamai is now available

12 May 2016

Today we're excited to announce the general availability of Azure Content Delivery Network from Akamai. Akamai has more than 200,000 servers in 129 countries, which provides Azure customers an expanded global footprint and reach, particularly in Latin America and Asia. Ninety percent of the world's Internet users are within a single "network hop" of an Akamai content delivery network server. This provides a significant opportunity to accelerate applications that are built on Azure. With the integration of Akamai's industry-leading content delivery network capabilities directly into the Azure cloud platform, customers can instantly provision and go live within minutes.

With this release, we're unveiling new pricing tiers: Azure Content Deilvery Network Standard from Verizon, Azure Content Deilvery Network Standard from Akamai, and Azure Content Deilvery Network Premium from Verizon. For more information about Azure Content Delivery Network products and features, see the overview.

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