Amazon CloudFront vs CloudFlare vs Fastly

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Amazon CloudFront

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6.7K
+ 1
934
CloudFlare

62.7K
11.2K
+ 1
1.6K
Fastly

990
395
+ 1
136
Pros of Amazon CloudFront
Pros of CloudFlare
Pros of Fastly
  • 245
    Fast
  • 165
    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
  • 416
    Easy setup, great cdn
  • 255
    Free ssl
  • 193
    Easy setup
  • 184
    Security
  • 164
    Ssl
  • 92
    Great cdn
  • 76
    Optimizer
  • 68
    Simple
  • 43
    Great UI
  • 26
    Great js cdn
  • 11
    DNS Analytics
  • 11
    AutoMinify
  • 11
    Apps
  • 8
    Rocket Loader
  • 8
    Easy
  • 6
    IPv6 "One Click"
  • 5
    DNSSEC
  • 5
    API
  • 5
    Cheapest SSL
  • 4
    Amazing performance
  • 4
    Ipv6
  • 4
    Fantastic CDN service
  • 4
    SPDY
  • 4
    Free and reliable, Faster then anyone else
  • 4
    Asynchronous resource loading
  • 4
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 3
    Free GeoIP
  • 3
    Nice DNS
  • 3
    Performance
  • 3
    Easy Use
  • 3
    Global Load Balancing
  • 2
    SSHFP
  • 1
    Maker
  • 27
    Real-time updates
  • 23
    Fastest CDN
  • 19
    Great support
  • 19
    Powerful API
  • 13
    Great customer support
  • 6
    Custom VCL
  • 6
    Instant Purging
  • 5
    Tag-based Purging
  • 5
    Good pricing
  • 4
    HTTP/2 Support
  • 3
    Best CDN
  • 3
    Image processing on demande (Fastly IO)
  • 3
    Speed & functionality

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Cons of Amazon CloudFront
Cons of CloudFlare
Cons of Fastly
  • 2
    UI could use some work
  • 1
    Invalidations take so long
  • 1
    No support for SSHFP records
  • 1
    Minimum $50/mo spend

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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 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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What are some alternatives to Amazon CloudFront, CloudFlare, and Fastly?
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.
Google Cloud Storage
Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.
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.
Amazon S3
Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
Azure CDN
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.
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