Azure Blob Caching – Life on the Edge

azure_logo Microsoft has just announced the Windows Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN). This is a new network edge caching service built upon Windows Azure that provides improved high-bandwidth blob retrieval performance by locating blobs near the point that they are requested.  Blobs can be retrieved either from a Windows Azure storage account directly or from a local point of presence node based on the request URL and whether the data is currently available at one of 18 delivery nodes located across the world.

This is one more excellent example of the continuing evolution of the Windows Azure Platform.  There will be many more to come.  You can read more about it here…

Bill Zack

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