CloudFlare vs Google Cloud CDN: What are the differences?
What is CloudFlare? The Web Performance & Security Company. Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.
What is Google Cloud CDN? Low-latency, low-cost content delivery using Google's global network. Google Cloud CDN leverages Google's globally distributed edge caches to accelerate content delivery for websites and applications served out of Google Compute Engine. Cloud CDN lowers network latency, offloads origins, and reduces serving costs. Once you've set up HTTP(S) Load Balancing, simply enable Cloud CDN with a single checkbox.
CloudFlare and Google Cloud CDN can be categorized as "Content Delivery Network" tools.
Some of the features offered by CloudFlare are:
- WAF (Web Application Firewall)
- DDOS Protection
On the other hand, Google Cloud CDN provides the following key features:
According to the StackShare community, CloudFlare has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2300 company stacks & 712 developers stacks; compared to Google Cloud CDN, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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We use CloudFlare to protect our network from breaches as well as to reduce bandwidth on the servers themselves and therefore freeing up the bandwidth for our other projects. We also use CloudFlare for instant DNS propagation across the internet where possible.
We love the free SSL and extensive CDN network. DDoS protection is a plus. Great premium features for rapidly growing projects. Cloudflare has helped us forget about silly things like asset minification and email obfuscation.
We use CF for DNS hosting, since their AnyCast DNS provides the best latency in the business, and they support DNSSEC + IPv6. We don't use the CDN or website optimizations.