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What is Amazon CloudFront?

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.

What is MaxCDN?

The MaxCDN Content Delivery Network efficiently delivers your site’s static file through hundreds of servers instead of slogging through a single host. This "smart route" technology distributes your content to your visitors via the city closest to them.

What is Akamai?

If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's cloud platform. Akamai helps businesses connect the hyperconnected, empowering them to transform and reinvent their business online. We remove the complexities of technology, so you can focus on driving your business faster forward.

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    Pricing

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    How much does MaxCDN cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Amazon CloudFront?
    3210 companies on StackShare use Amazon CloudFront
    What companies use MaxCDN?
    890 companies on StackShare use MaxCDN
    What companies use Akamai?
    91 companies on StackShare use Akamai

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Amazon CloudFront?
    17 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon CloudFront
    What tools integrate with MaxCDN?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with MaxCDN
    What tools integrate with Akamai?
    3 tools on StackShare integrate with Akamai

    What are some alternatives to Amazon CloudFront, MaxCDN, and Akamai?

    • CloudFlare - The Web Performance & Security Company.
    • Fastly - We're redefining content delivery.
    • Incapsula - Cloud-based service that makes websites safer, faster and more reliable.
    • KeyCDN - A CDN crafted with ease and simplicity in mind - speed up your website.

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