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Amazon CloudFront vs Limelight CDN: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Limelight CDN? Fast, available and secure delivery of digital content to any device, anywhere. Whether it’s your website, mobile applications, videos, music, software, games, or APIs, your content needs to reach customers quickly, reliably, and securely. It provides the capacity, coverage, and performance to cost-effectively deliver a better experience for you and your customers.

Amazon CloudFront and Limelight 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, Limelight CDN provides the following key features:

  • Management & Reporting
  • Intelligent High-Speed Purging
  • Web Acceleration
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Pros of Amazon CloudFront
Pros of Limelight CDN
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    Fast
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    Cdn
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    Compatible with other aws services
  • 125
    Simple
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    Global
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    Cheap
  • 36
    Cost-effective
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    Reliable
  • 19
    One stop solution
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    Elastic
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    Object store
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    HTTP/2 Support
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    Live Video
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    Irtual Machine (VM) as a Service
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    WORKFLOW CONSULTING
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    LIVE EVENT SUPPORT
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    24/7/365 LIVE SUPPORT
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    Origin Storage
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    Fastest Online Video Platform
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    Video Storage
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    Cloud Security
  • 1
    Custom Tailored Support and Tools
  • 1
    Edge Computing
  • 1
    98% cache hit ratio
  • 1
    Global Network
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    Instant Purging
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    Free Trial of Services
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    Sub second latency streaming
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    Great support

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Cons of Amazon CloudFront
Cons of Limelight CDN
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    UI could use some work
  • 1
    Invalidations take so long
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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 Limelight CDN?

    Whether it’s your website, mobile applications, videos, music, software, games, or APIs, your content needs to reach customers quickly, reliably, and securely. It provides the capacity, coverage, and performance to cost-effectively deliver a better experience for you and your customers.

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