Standard streaming endpoints and Azure Content Delivery Network integration
Posted on 11 January 2017
Azure Media Services has a new option called a standard streaming endpoint. It eliminates the complexity of streaming endpoints by giving you the scale and robustness you need without making you worry about streaming units. Behind the scenes, we monitor the bandwidth requirements on your streaming endpoint and scale out as needed. This means you can use a standard streaming endpoint to deliver your streams to a large range of audience sizes, from very small audiences to thousands of concurrent viewers, by using the integration of Azure Content Delivery Network services.
With a single click, you can integrate all the available Content Delivery Network providers (Akamai and Verizon) to your streaming endpoint, including their standard and premium products. You can manage and configure all the related features through the Azure portal. When Content Delivery Network is enabled for a streaming endpoint through Azure Media Services, data transfer charges between the streaming endpoint and Content Delivery Network do not apply. Transferred data is instead charged at the Content Delivery Network edge, using CDN pricing.