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Amazon CloudFront is #4 ranked solution in top CDN tools. PeerSpot users give Amazon CloudFront an average rating of 10 out of 10. Amazon CloudFront is most commonly compared to AWS Global Accelerator: Amazon CloudFront vs AWS Global Accelerator. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 23% of all views.
What is Amazon CloudFront?

Amazon CloudFront is a global content delivery network (CDN) service that accelerates delivery of your websites, APIs, video content or other web assets. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services products to give developers and businesses an easy way to accelerate content to end users with no minimum usage commitments. Amazon CloudFront can be used to deliver your entire website, including dynamic, static, streaming, and interactive content using a global network of edge locations. Requests for your content are automatically routed to the nearest edge location, so content is delivered with the best possible performance. Amazon CloudFront is optimized to work with other Amazon Web Services, like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon Route 53. Amazon CloudFront also works seamlessly with any non-AWS origin server, which stores the original, definitive versions of your files. Like other Amazon Web Services products, there are no long-term contracts or minimum monthly usage commitments for using Amazon CloudFront – you pay only for as much or as little content as you actually deliver through the content delivery service.

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Amazon CloudFront Customers

Unilever, Spotify, Pinterest, MLB Advanced Media, Foursquare, PBS, Airbnb, Netflix, WIX, Comcast, Automobili Lamborghini, Rovio, Discovery Communications

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Amazon CloudFront Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Amazon CloudFront pricing:
"Its price is really on the high side. It should be cheaper in general."

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Easy to install, stable, and scalable
Pros and Cons
  • "It is stable."
  • "They should have more Edge locations so that CloudFront can be used much more. If they can make it a little bit cheaper and better than other networks, we will be able to use it more."

What is our primary use case?

We use it for media content delivery to different geographical locations. We have its latest version.

What is most valuable?

It is stable.

What needs improvement?

Its price is really high and can be improved. From the technology perspective, they should have some multi-platform integration. When you are configuring something on top of it, it is geoblocking. There are some limitations for the IP addresses, which other solutions don't have.

They should have more Edge locations so that CloudFront can be used much more. If they can make it a little bit cheaper and better than other networks, we will be able to use it more. 

They don't have a lot of PoPs in Asia-Pacific. That's one of the reasons why there is some latency. They can reduce this latency by adding multiple PoPs. If we are concentrating on markets, such as Vietnam, the Philippines, where we don't have PoPs, we have to ride on other providers.

For how long have I used the solution?

We started to use it six months ago.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've never interacted with them. Normally, with the help of the documentation, you can manage it on your own.

How was the initial setup?

It took about half an hour to install it. Its installation is not a big thing, but setting up rules and everything else takes a few hours. 

What about the implementation team?

We are a consultancy company. We used to do the installation, and we also used to have a consultancy with other companies. 

For its deployment and maintenance, three to four guys are required. One architect is there, and then there is one manager and two engineers.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Its price is really on the high side. It should be cheaper in general.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this product. We like Amazon products. 

I would rate Amazon CloudFront a nine out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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