Content Delivery Network pricing

A fast and modern global delivery network for high-bandwidth content

The Azure Content Delivery Network is designed to send audio, video, apps, photos, and other files to your customers faster and more reliably, using the servers closest to each user. Acceleration Data Transfer provides dynamic site acceleration of non-cacheable, dynamic content generated by your web applications.

Azure Content Delivery Network Standard outbound data transfers

Azure Content Delivery Network Standard is a feature-inclusive content delivery network bundle capable of handling most content delivery network workloads. Customers can choose to use Azure Content Delivery Network Standard from Verizon or Akamai.

Features between content delivery networks will vary. For details on features included in Standard Content Delivery Network, please refer to the Content Delivery Network documentation.

Azure Content Delivery Network Standard from Verizon (S1) and Akamai (S2)

Outbound Data Transfers Zone 1 1 Zone 2 1 Zone 3 1 Zone 4 1 Zone 5 1
First 10 TB 2 /Month $0.087 per GB $0.138 per GB $0.25 per GB $0.14 per GB $0.17 per GB
Next 40 TB (10–50 TB)/Month $0.08 per GB $0.13 per GB $0.2 per GB $0.135 per GB $0.13 per GB
Next 100 TB (50–150 TB)/Month $0.06 per GB $0.12 per GB $0.18 per GB $0.12 per GB $0.11 per GB
Next 350 TB (150–500 TB)/Month $0.04 per GB $0.1 per GB $0.16 per GB $0.1 per GB $0.1 per GB
Next 524 TB (500–1,024 TB)/Month $0.03 per GB $0.08 per GB $0.14 per GB $0.095 per GB Contact us
Next 4,096 TB (1,024–5,120 TB)/Month $0.025 per GB $0.07 per GB $0.13 per GB $0.09 per GB Contact us
Over 5,120 TB/Month Contact us Contact us Contact us Contact us Contact us
1 For Zone details, please refer to the FAQ below.
2 1 TB = 1,024 GB

Content Delivery Network Premium outbound data transfers

Azure Premium Content Delivery Network builds on the standard service with additional features including rules engine and advanced, real-time analytics.

For more details on features included in Premium Content Delivery Network, please refer to the Content Delivery Network documentation.

Azure Content Delivery Network Premium from Verizon

Outbound Data Transfers Zone 1 1 Zone 2 1 Zone 3 1 Zone 4 1 Zone 5 1
First 10 TB 2 /Month $0.17 per GB $0.25 per GB $0.5 per GB $0.28 per GB $0.34 per GB
Next 40 TB (10–50 TB)/Month $0.15 per GB $0.22 per GB $0.425 per GB $0.24 per GB $0.29 per GB
Next 100 TB (50–150 TB)/Month $0.13 per GB $0.19 per GB $0.36 per GB $0.2 per GB $0.245 per GB
Next 350 TB (150–500 TB)/Month $0.11 per GB $0.16 per GB $0.3 per GB $0.17 per GB $0.21 per GB
Next 524 TB (500–1,024 TB)/Month $0.1 per GB $0.14 per GB $0.26 per GB $0.145 per GB Contact us
Next 4,096 TB (1,024–5,120 TB)/Month $0.09 per GB $0.12 per GB $0.225 per GB $0.125 per GB Contact us
Over 5,120 TB/Month Contact us Contact us Contact us Contact us Contact us
1 For Zone details, please refer to the FAQ below.
2 1 TB = 1,024 GB

Acceleration Data Transfers

Acceleration Data Transfers, also called Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA), accelerates web content that is not cacheable such as shopping carts, search results, and other dynamic content. While static object delivery (traditional CDN) mainly uses caching to improve website and download performance, DSA optimizes routing and network between requester and content origin. Optimally configured, DSA can significantly improve the performance of the entire website.

The price for DSA is the same across Standard and Premium profiles.

To learn more about DSA, please refer to the CDN documentation.

Acceleration data transfers from Verizon (S1) and Akamai (S2)

Outbound Data Transfers All Zones
First 50 TB 1 /Month $0.19 per GB
Next 100 TB (50–150 TB)/Month $0.17 per GB
Next 350 TB (150–500 TB)/Month $0.15 per GB
Next 524 TB (500–1,024 TB)/Month $0.13 per GB
Over 1,024 TB/Month Contact us
1 1 TB = 1,024 GB

Support & SLA

  • Technical support for all generally available Azure services, including Content Delivery Network, is offered through Azure Support starting at $29/month. Billing and subscription management support is provided at no cost.
  • We guarantee that at least 99.9% of the time Content Delivery Network will respond to client requests and deliver the requested content without error. We will review and accept data from any commercially reasonable independent measurement system that you choose to monitor your content. You must select a set of agents from the measurement system’s list of standard agents that are generally available and represent at least five geographically diverse locations in major worldwide metropolitan areas. For more details, see the SLA.

FAQ

  • Content Delivery Network data transfer pricing is based on the node location from where the transfers are served, not the end user’s location. The following geographic areas correspond to the zones for Azure Content Delivery Network as listed above. For a detailed listing of node locations, please refer to the documentation for Point of Presence (PoP) locations.

    • Zone 1—North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa
    • Zone 2—Asia Pacific (including Japan)
    • Zone 3—South America
    • Zone 4—Australia
    • Zone 5—India
  • Your Content Delivery Network outbound data transfers are aggregated each month during your billing cycle. For Standard and Premium outbound data transfers the first 10 TB are charged at the first price point, the next 40 TB at the second, and so on. For example, if you use 50 TB of Standard data transfers in Zone 1, 10 TB will be billed at $0.087 per GB, and the next 40 TB will be billed at $0.08 per GB. For Acceleration outbound data transfers the same process is used with the first 50 TB being used for the first price point.

  • No. The data center is selected based on the end users’ network configurations and cannot be controlled by the developer. Users may be served by locations that are preferred by their ISP, or nodes that are "closer" in a logical sense, not necessarily in physical proximity.

  • No. When the Content Delivery Network receives a request for an object that is not at an edge location, it makes a request to Azure Storage to obtain the data. The cost of reading data from Storage and transferring data from Storage to Content Delivery Network is based on regular Storage and Data Transfer charges.

  • Availability of content in Content Delivery Network's local caches (often called "cache efficacy" or "offload") is influenced by multiple factors including:

    • Expiration ("max-age") header values
    • Overall total size of the developer's content library (how much could be cached)
    • Active working set (how much is currently cached)
    • Traffic (how much is being served)
    • Cache churn (how often are objects being added to cache, or aging out)

    For example, a developer with high churn and high traffic has less cache efficacy than other users because objects are swapped in and out more frequently. This incurs higher Storage and Data Transfer charges since more origin requests are required.

    To reduce the need to make origin requests, you can make longer max-age headers, allowing Content Delivery Network to hold objects longer.

  • One price covers geographies served by existing Content Delivery Network zones.

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