Amazon CloudFront vs CloudFlare vs EdgeCast

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Amazon CloudFront

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CloudFlare

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Pros of Amazon CloudFront
Pros of CloudFlare
Pros of EdgeCast
  • 245
    Fast
  • 166
    Cdn
  • 157
    Compatible with other aws services
  • 125
    Simple
  • 108
    Global
  • 41
    Cheap
  • 36
    Cost-effective
  • 27
    Reliable
  • 19
    One stop solution
  • 9
    Elastic
  • 1
    Object store
  • 1
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 424
    Easy setup, great cdn
  • 277
    Free ssl
  • 199
    Easy setup
  • 190
    Security
  • 180
    Ssl
  • 98
    Great cdn
  • 77
    Optimizer
  • 71
    Simple
  • 44
    Great UI
  • 28
    Great js cdn
  • 12
    Apps
  • 12
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 12
    DNS Analytics
  • 12
    AutoMinify
  • 9
    Rocket Loader
  • 9
    Ipv6
  • 9
    Easy
  • 8
    IPv6 "One Click"
  • 8
    Fantastic CDN service
  • 7
    DNSSEC
  • 7
    Nice DNS
  • 7
    SSHFP
  • 7
    Free GeoIP
  • 7
    Amazing performance
  • 7
    API
  • 7
    Cheapest SSL
  • 6
    SPDY
  • 6
    Free and reliable, Faster then anyone else
  • 5
    Ubuntu
  • 5
    Asynchronous resource loading
  • 4
    Global Load Balancing
  • 4
    Performance
  • 4
    Easy Use
  • 3
    CDN
  • 2
    Registrar
  • 2
    Support for SSHFP records
  • 1
    Web3
  • 1
    Прохси
  • 1
    HTTPS3/Quic
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    Cons of Amazon CloudFront
    Cons of CloudFlare
    Cons of EdgeCast
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      UI could use some work
    • 1
      Invalidations take so long
    • 2
      No support for SSHFP records
    • 2
      Expensive when you exceed their fair usage limits
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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 CloudFlare?

      Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.

      What is EdgeCast?

      EdgeCast is a content delivery network (CDN) that helps companies accelerate and deliver static and dynamic content to end users around the world. Major customers include Yahoo!, Tumblr, Pinterest, Wordpress, and Imgur. The company has about 4,500 customers (as of June 2012) and carries about 5% of the world’s internet traffic.

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        Google Cloud Storage
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        Fastly
        Fastly's real-time content delivery network gives you total control over your content, unprecedented access to performance analytics, and the ability to instantly update content in 150 milliseconds.
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        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.
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