Windows Azure SQL Database Marketplace
2/24/11 UPDATE: We're excited to announce a
new node in Doha, QT to improve performance for clients on the QTel and
The most common question we get asked about the Windows Azure
Content Delivery Network (CDN) is, "Where are the nodes physically
located?" We're happy to say that customers choosing to serve data
through the network today are offered 24 physical nodes* to improve delivery of
performance-sensitive content around the globe. Below is the list of
current locations; we'll update this list as our network evolves.
Asia-Pacific/Rest of World
Offering pay-as-you-go, one-click-integration with
Windows Azure Storage, the Windows Azure CDN is a system of servers
containing copies of data, placed at various points in our global cloud
services network to maximize bandwidth for access to data for clients
throughout the network. The Windows Azure CDN can only deliver content from
public blob containers in Windows Azure Storage - content types can include web
objects, downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications,
real time media streams, and other components of Internet delivery (DNS,
routes, and database queries).
For details about pricing for the Windows Azure
CDN, read our earlier blog post here.
*A Windows Azure CDN customer's traffic may not be
served out of the physically "closest" node; many factors are
involved including routing and peering, Internet "weather", and node
capacity and availability. We are continually grooming our network to
meet our Service Level Agreements and our customers' requirements.