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AZURE CDN, looking for advice RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am responsible for a e-commerce site, however I believe we have reached a plateau due to performance of the Web site I support. After much research with http://www.webpagetest.org/ I am pointing my finger at the static content delivery (i.e. Images (Biggest), .js, .css).  The site is hosted on the east coast and I do not see a lot of hits from Middle US or West Coast due to performance most likely.

    I am wanting some background on what AZURE CDN can provide and how do I get the content into AZURE?  In other words, when new products are added to the ecommerce site, the current process is a automated process that FTP's the files to the remote server via a Task Scheduled .exe job on the dedicated server we own.

    How would this work with AZURE?  

    I am hoping that by offloading the (Images, .js and .css) to edge server we can reduce the load on on Web Server and gain great performance via CDN using AZURE. 

    I am hoping there are others that have done this and looking for input.  One final note: We have to use SSL because the entire site utilizes SSL.



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    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:30 PM

Answers

  • It seems there are two Azure services you are looking for here: Azure website and Azure CDN.

    Azure website: You can host your website in Azure. For more details about how to create/manage websites in Azure please visit <http>://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/app-service-web-overview.

    Azure CDN: Azure CDN is fully integrated with Azure website. You can create a CDN endpoint using Azure website as the origin. CDN will fetch content from website origin and cache static files (image, css, js, etc) as you mentioned in CDN edge nodes per user request. As a result, instead of hitting origin every single time, user requests get intellegently routed to the best performed CDN edge POP. This significantly increases the performance and user experience. For more details about how to create a CDN endpoint please visit <http>://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cdn-create-new-endpoint. We support custom SSL. Please email me your information and I will connect you to the CDN onboarding team.

    Manling

    Friday, May 15, 2015 5:11 AM