We have recently announced a partnership with Akamai. For details read our CDN announcements from AzureCon and don’t miss our CDN sessions, including Azure Content Delivery Network: expanded offers and capabilities.
Speed matters. Azure CDN sends audio, video, applications, images, and other files faster and more reliably to customers by using the servers that are closest to each user. This dramatically increases speed and availability, resulting in significant user experience improvements.
Built on a modern network topology of large centralized nodes, Content Delivery Network is backed by massive storage and compute capacity within an agile cloud infrastructure. Thanks to its distributed global scale, Azure CDN handles sudden traffic spikes and heavy loads, like the start of a major product launch or global sporting event, without new infrastructure costs or capacity worries. Active redundancy and failover support throughout the Content Delivery Network help assure reliability.
A rule based content delivery engine offers granular control on how and when your content is served. Rules can be as simple or complex as you need. You can easily create rules to improve content security, reduce load on your origin servers, or provide responses for mobile devices with differing capabilities.
Use rich analytics to better understand your users and how they interact with your content. Monitor your content in real-time and historically with detailed reports.
Azure CDN is built on a highly scalable, reverse-proxy architecture with sophisticated DDoS identification and mitigation technologies to protect you, your partners, and your users. We help keep you up and running by identifying, absorbing, and blocking security threats.
Instantly remove your content from the CDN.
Deep integration with Azure services such as Storage, Web Apps and Media Services.
Control how files are cached when they contain query strings.
Massive worldwide capacity is available to absorb distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Real-time monitoring and detection automatically mitigates DDoS attacks.
Securely deliver content using HTTPS with your CDN endpoint.
Control which countries your content can be delivered to.
Monitor CDN bandwidth, data transferred, hits, cache hit ratio, and cache metrics.
Pull content from any external origin that supports HTTP/HTTPS.
Intelligence built into the CDN monitors and optimizes web traffic.
Add custom domain mapping to access CDN with your own domains.
A rule based content delivery engine provides granular control over how and when your content is served. Rules define the criteria that a request must take before one or more actions can take effect.
Rich capabilities are available for defining rules criteria including:
Action(s) that can take effect include:
Dive deeper into how your users are engaging with your content. Gain deep insight into how your assets are being cached and delivered to your clients and monitor your traffic in real-time. Very rich and granular analytics are provided including the following:
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