hands-on lab

Implementing CDN for Azure Web Apps

Up to 1h
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Azure CDN is a managed service by Azure that hosts a distributed network of servers to efficiently deliver web content to users. It offers a solution to deliver high-bandwidth content with minimum latency by caching the content on physical nodes across the world.

While serving static web applications in Azure, it is ideal to use a CDN to share the assets quickly and efficiently to the edge nodes without any latency. The caching avoids the end user's traffic to the endpoint and instead accesses the same data locally, saving time and resources. The CDN caching is perfect for hosting static images, CSS files, and JS files.

In this hands-on lab, you will implement an Azure CDN profile to host static assets for web applications.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Understand various types of CDN offerings in Azure
  • Create a CDN profile
  • Understand the static file hosting mechanism for Web Applications

Intended Audience

  • Cloud Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Azure Web Apps
  • Azure Front Door

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:


January 30th, 2024: Updated Instruction to deploy the CDN profile



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About the author

Learning paths

Parveen is an Azure advocate with previous experience in the professional consulting services industries. He specializes in infrastructure and DevOps with a wide range of knowledge in security and access management. He is also an Azure Certified - DevOps Engineer Expert, Security Engineer, Developer Associate, Administrator Associate, CompTIA Certified - Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
Parveen enjoys writing about cloud technologies and sharing the knowledge with the community to help students upskill in the cloud.

Covered topics

Lab steps

Logging in to the Microsoft Azure Portal
Creating Azure CDN Profile for Azure Web App