Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Windows Azure CDN

Windows Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) allows you to access your blobs from different location which ever is closed to the end user. It works by keeping local copies of your data in different locations (currently 19) and then based on the request from the end user it serves the data from the nearest location thus improving the user experience and reliability of content. You can configure the TTL (total time to live) for your data, after which it will automatically expire and it for subsequent requests it will fetch the data from central location.
Microsoft has recently accounted the pricing strategy for this. You can check the pricing detail at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/

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