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Verizon Digital Media Services is extending its relationship with Microsoft to make cloud-based storage from Microsoft Azure available to all its Edgecast content delivery network (CDN) users.

edgecastAzure Storage will now power Verizon STORE, the cloud-based origin storage offering on the Edgecast CDN.

“We are pleased to work with Microsoft to now give our Edgecast CDN customers streamlined access to a trusted and exceptionally robust cloud storage service,” said Kyle Okamoto, chief network officer for Verizon Digital Media Services. “We value Microsoft's continued investment and innovation in cloud technology, which complements our commitment to providing our customers with optimised solutions that meet the increasing demands of today's media landscape.”

Edgecast CDN customers can take advantage of Azure Storage as part of one bill from Verizon Digital Media Services, which charges on volume stored, and not on transactions, transfers or egress costs.

“We have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with Verizon Digital Media Services throughout the years and are delighted to expand upon our efforts,” said Tad Brockway, general manager, Azure Storage at Microsoft. “Offering access to Azure Storage on the Edgecast CDN brings fast, dependable and easy-to-manage solutions to even more content owners and providers.”

Azure and the Edgecast CDN integrated in 2014 and a number of Microsoft Web properties, including Xbox and Skype, utilise the Edgecast CDN.