CDN

Official Documentation

Service Description

The Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a network of Microsoft Azure data centers distributed around the world. Content from Microsoft Azure Blob storage or Web Apps can be cached in the CDN for a certain period of time, ensuring efficient delivery of Blob storage content: a user is delivered content from the nearest data center when accessing Blob storage. On first access by a user, Azure checks whether the requested data is already available in the CDN location. If this is the case, the data is delivered from that location. If the data is not yet there, it is delivered from the original from Blob storage. A copy is stored in the CDN so that subsequent calls can be served from there.

Getting Started

  1. Tuesdays with Corey: Website speed with Azure Storage and Azure CDN
    10/18/2016, Video, 0:06:25
  2. Azure CDN with Akamai
    8/26/2016, Video, 0:12:40
  3. Integrate a multiple CDN architecture into your applications
    10/1/2016, Video, 1:12:50
  4. Leveraging the New Azure CDN APIs to Build “Wicked Fast” Applications
    3/27/2016, Video, 0:18:15

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Azure Documentation

1. Overview
     1.1. What is Azure CDN?
2. Get Started
     2.1. Enable Azure CDN
3. How To
     3.1. Integrate
          3.1.1. Web Apps
          3.1.2. Cloud Services
          3.1.3. Storage
          3.1.4. Cross-origin resource sharing
          3.1.5. Map a custom domain to CDN
          3.1.6. Enable HTTPS on a custom domain
     3.2. Optimize content
          3.2.1. Optimization overview
               3.2.1.1. Large file optimization
               3.2.1.2. Media streaming optimization
               3.2.1.3. Dynamic site acceleration
     3.3. Manage
          3.3.1. Manage with PowerShell
          3.3.2. Configure time-to-live
               3.3.2.1. Web Apps/Cloud Services, ASP.NET, or IIS content
               3.3.2.2. Storage blob service content
          3.3.3. Restrict access by country
          3.3.4. Improve performance by compressing files
          3.3.5. Cache content by query string
               3.3.5.1. Standard tier
               3.3.5.2. Premium tier
          3.3.6. Purge cached assets
          3.3.7. Pre-load cached assets
          3.3.8. Token authentication
          3.3.9. Monitor resources
          3.3.10. Override behavior with rules
          3.3.11. Get real-time alerts
          3.3.12. HTTP/2 support
     3.4. Analyze
          3.4.1. Analyze usage patterns
          3.4.2. Generate advanced HTTP reports
          3.4.3. View real-time statistics
          3.4.4. Analyze edge node performance
          3.4.5. Export metrics with Diagnostics Logs
     3.5. Develop
          3.5.1. .NET
          3.5.2. Node.js
     3.6. Troubleshoot
          3.6.1. 404 status
          3.6.2. File compression
4. Reference
     4.1. Code samples
     4.2. PowerShell
     4.3. .NET
     4.4. Java
     4.5. REST
5. Resources
     5.1. Rules Engine reference
          5.1.1. Rules Engine conditional expressions
          5.1.2. Rules Engine features
          5.1.3. Rules Engine match conditions
     5.2. Azure CDN POP locations
     5.3. Azure Roadmap
     5.4. MSDN forum
     5.5. Pricing
     5.6. Pricing calculator
     5.7. Service updates
     5.8. Stack Overflow
     5.9. Videos

Web Content

Content Type
High Availability Checklist Webpage
Azure CDN Homepage Webpage

Online Training Content

Date Title

Tools

Tool Description
Azure Speed Tests Webpage for testing various Azure services including Azure Storage, CDN, etc.

Videos

Date Title Length
10/18/2016 Tuesdays with Corey: Website speed with Azure Storage and Azure CDN 0:06:25
10/1/2016 Integrate a multiple CDN architecture into your applications 1:12:50
9/22/2016 Azure CDN with Akamai 0:12:41
8/26/2016 Azure CDN with Akamai 0:12:40
6/9/2016 Using Azure CDN Features in the Azure Portal 0:07:03
5/11/2016 Leveraging the New Azure CDN APIs to Build “Wicked Fast” Applications 0:18:16
5/3/2016 Using Azure CDN features in the Azure Portal 0:07:02
5/2/2016 Developer Tools for the Azure CDN 0:12:14
3/27/2016 Leveraging the New Azure CDN APIs to Build “Wicked Fast” Applications 0:18:15
2/12/2016 Azure CDNs powerful new Premium Features 0:13:02

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