Microsoft have launched their own CDN (Content Delivery Network), Azure CDN, in a bid to allow their cloud customers to scale applications quickly. With this launch, Microsoft aims to gain market share in the growing cloud-CDN market.
According to Microfost, cloud hosting services can be enhanced with the help of a CDN and enable customers to ramp up their applications. They also believe that customers can leverage the CDN technology globally without worrying about connectivity issues.
In order to meet customer demands, Microsoft launched their very own CDN by developing and shaping their cloud technology time and again. They also added that to compete in the global market, Microsoft have built a network of 54 Edge POPs (Points-of-Presence) in 33 countries and 16 Regional Cache POPs at strategic hubs.
Along with the CDN launch, Microsoft say that they will also be launching a preview of use-your-own SSL certificate, enabling customers to customize and maintain their own certificate to create a CDN solution that meets their needs. Speaking about the CDN launch in detail, Daniel Gicklhorn, Principal Lead Product Manager, Azure Networking, commented:
With our strong commitment to customer value, providing content delivery and acceleration for cloud scenarios on a scale that few individual organizations can provide, Azure CDN from Verizon, Akamai, and now Microsoft will unlock opportunities for all our customers to achieve more with Azure.