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Top Answer: Its price is really on the high side. It should be cheaper in general.
Top Answer: Its price is really high and can be improved. From the technology perspective, they should have some multi-platform integration. When you are configuring something on top of it, it is geoblocking… more »
Top Answer: Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon’s Web Service Global Accelerator or Amazon CloudFront global content delivery network was the better fit for us. We decided to go with… more »
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Overview

Amazon CloudFront is a global content delivery network (CDN) service that accelerates delivery of your websites, APIs, video content or other web assets. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services products to give developers and businesses an easy way to accelerate content to end users with no minimum usage commitments. 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. Amazon CloudFront is optimized to work with other Amazon Web Services, like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon Route 53. Amazon CloudFront also works seamlessly with any non-AWS origin server, which stores the original, definitive versions of your files. Like other Amazon Web Services products, there are no long-term contracts or minimum monthly usage commitments for using Amazon CloudFront – you pay only for as much or as little content as you actually deliver through the content delivery service.

AWS Global Accelerator is a service that improves the availability and performance of your applications with local or global users. It provides static IP addresses that act as a fixed entry point to your application endpoints in a single or multiple AWS Regions, such as your Application Load Balancers, Network Load Balancers or Amazon EC2 instances.

AWS Global Accelerator uses the AWS global network to optimize the path from your users to your applications, improving the performance of your TCP and UDP traffic. AWS Global Accelerator continually monitors the health of your application endpoints and redirects traffic to healthy endpoints in less than 30 seconds.

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Unilever, Spotify, Pinterest, MLB Advanced Media, Foursquare, PBS, Airbnb, Netflix, WIX, Comcast, Automobili Lamborghini, Rovio, Discovery Communications
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
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Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider22%
Media Company16%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company22%
Media Company18%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Amazon CloudFront is ranked 4th in CDN with 1 review while AWS Global Accelerator is ranked 9th in CDN. Amazon CloudFront is rated 9.0, while AWS Global Accelerator is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Amazon CloudFront writes "Easy to install, stable, and scalable". On the other hand, Amazon CloudFront is most compared with Azure Front Door, Windows Azure CDN, Cloudflare, Akamai and Imperva Incapsula, whereas AWS Global Accelerator is most compared with Cloudflare, Akamai, Windows Azure CDN, ChinaCache and Azure Front Door.

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