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Microsoft Azure CDN from Akamai Enters General Availability

Microsoft today announced general availability of Azure CDN from Akamai, an integration of Akamai's global CDN capabilities into the Microsoft Azure cloud platform that allows Azure users to instantly provision and go live with Akamai CDN within minutes. This follows our initial announcement of the partnership back in September, after which a host of companies have successfully previewed the unified solution.

The Azure-Akamai combination gives users access to greater speed, performance and reliability for the solutions they develop, deploy and deliver on Azure. It also offers a broader global footprint, particularly in Latin America and Asia.

While this partnership is certainly significant, it's certainly not the first time our two organizations have worked together. We have a lengthy track record of successful collaborations on major software downloads and delivering some of the world's largest, most high-profile online events. These include Super Bowls, World Cups and Olympics among numerous others.

To find out more and get started with Azure CDN from Akamai, visit the Azure website.

Ryan Shinnick is Global Alliance Director, Akamai