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Amazon CloudFront

For seamless and highly optimized CDN solution
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Amazon CloudFront CDN is extremely easy to set up. It supports HTTP by default. It supports static content caching, dynamic content routing, cache purging, custom SSL certificates, dashboard and reporting features. This CDN software helps in delivering videos, data, and APIs to the end-users very fast with low latency speed. Amazon CloudFront is highly programmable and comes integrated with AWS to speed up end-to-end content delivery. AWS Certificate Manager or ACM is present to produce as many custom SSL certificates as is needed with greater ease. It features Lambda@Edge that helps in replicating, routing & scaling your code across globally scattered AWS locations with high availability.

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Amazon CloudFront Technical details

Support Online Customer Type Large Enterprises Medium Business Small Business
API Location / Phone Number Seattle, Washington
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Category Content Delivery Network (CDN) Software

Amazon CloudFront Pricing

Pricing ModelFreemium , Quotation Based
Free Tier
Free

12 Months of Free Tier Access

Plan Features

  • 50 GB OF Data Transfer Out (12 months free)
  • 2,000,000 HTTP or HTTPS Requests (Each month for one year)

On-demand
Custom

Plan Features

Amazon CloudFront charges are based on actual usage of the service in four areas:

  • Data Transfer Out (Internet/Origin)
  • Http/Https Requests
  • Invalidation Requests
  • Field Level Encryption Requests
  • Dedicated Ip Custom SSL Certificates Associated With A Cloudfront Distribution

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Private Pricing
Custom

For customers who are willing to make certain minimum traffic commits (typically 10 TB/month or higher)

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Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 21/11/2018 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.

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Amazon CloudFront FAQs

Amazon CloudFront is Content Delivery Network (CDN) Software. Amazon CloudFront offers the following functionalities:

  • Dynamic Content Routing
  • Static Content Caching
  • Reports
  • Cache Purging
  • Custom SSL
  • Shared SSL
  • API Integration

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Yes, Amazon CloudFront provides API.

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Amazon CloudFront Reviews

OVERALL RATING
4.4
Based on 186 Rating(s)
Rating Distribution
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Shagun BSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 17 December 2019)
"Faster Content Delivery"

What do you like best?

There are so many things that Amazon is doing to make it's services easy and secure. The OAI feature is really good and a must use for security reasons. The way edge locations are placed covers all regions very well and delivers content from cache causing a faster response to customers.

What do you dislike?

The issue with creating invalidations in Cloud Front. It quickly scans and caches the data but the minimum time to expire is also too much. Hence, the data cached needs to be cleared manually by creating invalidations in the console. There should be a selective way to push data to certain edges only.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Faster response time, less load on our servers, restricting geographic access and maintaining and restricting flow of S3 bucket to and fro from the OAI feature.

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Riley DSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 17 November 2019)
"Excellent choice, especially when running your AWS application"

What do you like best?

CloudFront is simple, flexible and works well together with other Amazon services, as is the case with most things on AWS.

What do you dislike?

It may provide additional options for integration into cloud front of multiple resources or services.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You should definitely start with Cloudhead instead of manually implementing inside of servers if you want to improve the quality of your product or services and cache mechanism and are looking forward to AWS.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In storage and improvement of our services, the AWS CloudFront service is really handy. CloudFront provides API caching that can be static or dynamic, servable from various locations such as S3 bins, etc.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 27 May 2019)
"Awesome Global CDN Solution, reducing costs & improving efficiencies"

What do you like best?

Measurably reduced load to our web servers, enabled our static content (web application to be globally distributed to multiple endpoints around the world, instead of managing IIS web farms within a fixed location. Increased efficiencies and lowered hosting costs substantially.

What do you dislike?

The delay when clearing the cache for a distribution, takes on average 15 minutes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Global distribution of web application

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Administrator in Computer SoftwareSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 27 May 2019)
"Awesome Global CDN Solution, reducing costs & improving efficiencies"

What do you like best?

Measurably reduced load to our web servers, enabled our static content (web application) to be globally distributed to multiple endpoints around the world, instead of managing IIS web farms within a fixed location. Increased efficiencies and lowered hosting costs substantially.

What do you dislike?

The delay when clearing the cache for a distribution, takes on average 15 minutes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Global distribution of web application

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 17 February 2019)
"Cloudfront - safe, fast and easy to use"

What do you like best?

It is a complete CDN for all types of accommodation, has an unparalleled network, for delivery and distribution of content, at a unique speed in the market, thanks to the network servers Amazon has, this is something that is not found in no other platform claiming to offer cloud integration services, the transfer between the different servers is impressive, speeding up the content scale, in the different search engines, in this way we are always first in the searches that interest us.

What do you dislike?

It has a very complicated cache memory, I can not understand well, how this system ends in cloudfront, but always the files tend to give certain errors when they overlap each other, in a short time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a website of first quality, with one of the best CDN in the market, if it is not the best, thanks to this we have a fast website, where we can provide all kinds of services, and upload all kinds of multimedia content, without destabilizing the full operation of the website, all kinds of static content stored in EC2, does not interfere with the operation of the website, and is available to be used at any time, thanks to this the user databases do not interfere, with the load of other files hosted on the site, in this way the visualization of all types of contents, images, videos and others is streamlined, working in a unitary way, without interfering with the other contents, which are used for the operation of the Web.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 08 January 2019)
"Does what it should and Easy to setup"

What do you like best?

The ease of getting setup. I also liked the ability to modify as needed

What do you dislike?

I understand the reason for it, but the wait time to deploy changes is 15 to 20 minutes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have users around the globe and this allows us to easily get content to them in a timely manner, instead of having them come back to the university servers

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 07 January 2019)
"Easy solutions for content distribution"

What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to use Cloudfront + S3 to host a static website. This has alleviated a lot of pain points in hosting servers.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing much to dislike about Cloudfront except an outdated UI.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

S3 bucket + Cloudfront CDN helps not worrying about serve engines and massive configuration files.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 10 December 2018)
"CloudFront is a great CDN service"

What do you like best?

CloudFront is a great service to get someone started using a CDN. it's very friendly to use, has more and more features as time goes by, and actually is quite powerful.

What do you dislike?

it is not flexible enough, and like all other AWS services, there is no option to have any custom features of configurations done for a customer by the service team.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are delivering content globally using the CDN features, but more importantly we utilize the compute abilities of labda@edge that integrate with CloudFront and allow us to perform business logic as close as possible to the user.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 04 December 2018)
"Content Distribution Network"

What do you like best?

The best part of the service is to serve content to the customer at faster speeds. Helps with DDoS with integration with other service.

What do you dislike?

The cost if the product is very high compared to other products available in the market.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Reduce cost.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Bring content closer to customer and terminating SSL closer to enduser.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 04 December 2018)
"Cloudfront makes it easy to get a CDN up and running"

What do you like best?

easy of use by just pointing it at an S3 bucket

What do you dislike?

nothing. service works great and does it's job.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

reducing latency / load time for high bandwidth imges

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Getting Started with Amazon CloudFront: Content Delivery Using the Edge
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How to Set up an Amazon CloudFront Distribution for Your Amazon S3 Origin
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