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BrainStorm uses the Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) to:


  • Improve page load speeds
  • Reduce bandwidth consumption during video streaming
  • Secure our application
  • Handle high traffic loads
  • And many more


What is a CDN?


A content delivery network (CDN) refers to a group of servers distributed globally. These servers work together to reduce latency and provide rapid delivery of QuickHelp content. A CDN does not host content, but instead stores a cached version of said content, which improves performance. These global servers are called PoPs (Points of Presence). Each PoP contains a number of caching servers responsible for delivering QuickHelp content to end users within its proximity.


To see a current list of Azure’s CDN PoP locations visit the following site:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cdn/cdn-pop-locations