Amazon CloudFront vs Azure CDN: What are the differences?
Amazon CloudFront: Content delivery with low latency and high data transfer speeds. 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; Azure CDN: A global CDN solution for delivering high-bandwidth content. It lets you reduce load times, save bandwidth, and speed responsiveness—whether you’re developing or managing websites or mobile apps, or encoding and distributing streaming media, gaming software, firmware updates, or IoT endpoints.
Amazon CloudFront and Azure CDN can be categorized as "Content Delivery Network" tools.
Some of the features offered by Amazon CloudFront are:
- Fast- Using a network of edge locations around the world, Amazon CloudFront caches copies of your static content close to viewers, lowering latency when they download your objects and giving you the high, sustained data transfer rates needed to deliver large popular objects to end users at scale.
- Simple- A single API call lets you get started distributing content from your Amazon S3 bucket or Amazon EC2 instance or other origin server through the Amazon CloudFront network.
- Designed for use with other Amazon Web Services Amazon CloudFront is designed for use with other Amazon Web Services, including Amazon S3, where you can durably store the definitive versions of your static files, and Amazon EC2, where you can run your application server for dynamically generated content.
On the other hand, Azure CDN provides the following key features:
- Acceleration Data Transfer
- Deep integration
- Multiple providers
Airbnb, Spotify, and Dropbox are some of the popular companies that use Amazon CloudFront, whereas Azure CDN is used by BabyBOx University, accuRx, and AEM.Design. Amazon CloudFront has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3904 company stacks & 2673 developers stacks; compared to Azure CDN, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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