CDN is too expensive. What the heck!
Seriously, how is Microsoft hoping to attract big customers to its platform? On AWS, CDN costs as little as $0.030 per GB. That's 5 times less expensive than Azure.
martin norgrove commented
or maybe they dont want big customers yet as the service is relatively new, once it beds in I bet pricing will reduce to attract bigger players.
Amazon reduced its CDN pricing to $0.120 for the first 10TB. Known pricing goes down to $0.020 per GB while you can reserve CDN at even lower costs. Cmon Azure, you're expensive.
If it is possible to make deals with Akamai and Limelight for bulk CDN, I think Azure would also join the club and let customers purchase bulk CDN. The thing that confuses me as a potential customer is I am not sure if this is possible in Azure. AWS, at least, guarentees price reduction as posted on their website.
Maybe it's because Azure is relatively new compared to AWS and in time CDN pricing should be cheaper?