What is the product?
The content delivery network that ensures secure and reliable content delivery service. It ensures the security of the main website, accelerates the delivery of contents like the Web page, audio or videos. Moreover, to ensure the availability of the website in every corner of the world and to ensure the fast delivery of the content, the CDN providers like the Microsoft Azure CDN plays a vital role. If any download or fast streaming is required, the CDN takes the responsibility and reduce lots of loads from the main website.
What are the features?
The Microsoft Azure CDN offers three type of products: Azure CDN Standard from Akamai, Azure CDN Standard from Verizon and Azure CDN Premium from Verizon.
There are many similar features in these three products that are offered which are stated below:
- Easy integration with Azure services that includes Cloud service, Storage, Web Apps, Media service and storage
- Provides HTTPS support
- Load Balancing
- DDOS Protection
- IPv4/ IPv6 Dual stack
- Custom domain name support
- Query string caching
- Fast purge
- Management via REST API,NET, Node.js or PowerShell
The only feature that is available in Azure CDN Standard from Akamai is it also offers HTTP/2 .
What are the uses?
The features that are available on standard Verizon and premium Verizon is Country filtering, asset-free loading, core analytics
The features that are only available in Premium Verizon are advanced HTTP reports, real time stats, real-time alerts, and customizable, rule-based content delivery engine
Through the Azure CDN, the website can if required filter out some countries and restrict to some specific region to use. Also, website can provide real-time data or contents to the users as the CDN keeps a cached data of contents; this ensures fast delivery of the contents to the end