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Before you can start delivering data to your clients, you will need to do the following:
Decide the source for your content (e.g., external web server(s)
Serving traffic via our CDN requires one or more web servers that contain your content. This type of server is known as an origin server, since it is the origin or source of the content that will be delivered to your users. A brief description is provided below for each type of origin server.
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Our CDN service can be configured to recognize a web server that is external to our network (e.g., web hosting).
The main advantages of using an external web server are:
Our CDN service provides built-in support for Azure block blob containers. It allows you to either create a new container or leverage an existing one. Manage your content by leveraging a variety of tools and client libraries provided by Microsoft for Azure Storage.
Our standard CDN storage service is designed to allow the storage and retrieval of files.
Content may be:
CDN storage content is stored and delivered via CDN origin servers.
The main benefits of using our standard CDN storage service are:
Leverage multiple origin servers to serve traffic from various sources.
Understand how requests for your content are handled by our CDN.