10. Boost Your Azure App Service Performance with Azure CDN

10. Boost Your Azure App Service Performance with Azure CDN

Azure App Service is a popular choice among developers for building, deploying, and scaling web apps. While the platform offers various features to make application development a breeze, it’s essential to ensure that your app performs well for users across the globe. In this blog post, we’ll explore how you can achieve that by integrating Azure App Service with Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN).

Azure CDN Overview

Azure CDN is a service that accelerates the delivery of your application’s content by caching and serving it from edge servers located closest to your users. This ensures faster load times, lower latency, and a better user experience. Additionally, Azure CDN provides increased reliability, security, and cost efficiency.

To integrate Azure App Service with Azure CDN, follow these steps:

  1. Create an Azure CDN profile and endpoint in the Azure portal.
  2. Configure your Azure App Service custom domain to use the Azure CDN endpoint.
  3. Update your application to reference the Azure CDN endpoint for serving static content.
    Once your integration is complete, your app’s content will be served from the edge server closest to the user, significantly improving performance.

The below shows the webapp being referenced from the start. It is also using the now ‘classic’ method of CDN deployment without front door.

Ideal Use Cases

Azure CDN is particularly beneficial for applications with static content such as images, videos, and scripts. It’s also ideal for apps with a global user base, as it reduces latency and increases responsiveness. Examples of suitable use cases include:

  • Media-heavy websites
  • E-commerce platforms
  • Global SaaS products


Integrating Azure App Service with Azure CDN is an effective way to boost your application’s performance and reach a global audience. By leveraging this powerful combination, you can ensure that your users enjoy a fast, responsive, and seamless experience, regardless of their location. Give it a try and see the difference it makes in your app’s performance!

This is the final article from the series: 10 Reasons to use Azure App Service