Saturday, December 17, 2011

What`s Windows Azure Content Delivery Network?

What`s Windows Azure Content Delivery Network?

I was recently asked what you can use Windows Azure Content Delivery network for.

It`s a worldwide system that intend to cache and delivery blob content. There is about 20+ datacenters around the globe hosting this service (CDN).

When you have a storage account in Windows Azure, it can be enabled for CDN.  The blob must be placed in a public blob container that`s accessible by using an anonymous sign-in.

The reason?

CDN is meant to reduce latency and maximizes bandwidth by delivering content closer to the user.

So if you have data that`s not constantly changed, you should consider CDN for the best user experience.

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