Bring data closer to your users for a great, responsive experience anywhere in the world
Caching services in Windows Azure enable you to build highly scalable and responsive applications by bringing data closer to end-users. Easily configure Content Delivery Network (CDN) capabilities to create a fast, smooth user experience. Windows Azure also provides In-Memory Cache that can store your application's data in memory to improve application responsiveness, performance and scale. Both are backed by a 99.9% monthly SLA.
Content Delivery Network
Windows Azure CDN improves performance of your applications by caching content at locations closest to your customers so you can provide the best experience for your application. Rely on the same network infrastructure that supports Microsoft’s highly available services such as Windows Update and Bing Maps.
Use CDN to:
Easily add edge caching to your application
CDN is completely integrated with Blob storage, so it just takes one click in the Windows Azure management portal to enable CDN delivery for your applications.
Expand your reach around the globe
Located in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America, CDN offers developers a global solution for delivering high-bandwidth content.
Windows Azure Caching delivers data closer to application logic. As user load increases, the Cache helps applications be more responsive, allowing your applications to scale. Choose between two deployment options – a managed, multi-tenant shared cache (Shared Caching) or a cache that uses your existing or dedicated web/worker roles (Caching).
Use Caching to:
Easily add caching capabilities
Use Caching providers without coding or program to the Caching API. Memcached protocol support enables existing Memcached applications to use Windows Azure Caching.
Data you store in the cache is accessible from multiple instances of your application enabling state to be easily and quickly saved and recovered. Windows Azure Caching adds additional control and resilience options like high availability to ensure that your cached data is resilient.