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Pros
"It inspects the traffic at the network level before it comes into Azure. We can do SSL offloading, and it can detect abnormalities before the traffic comes into the application. It can be used globally and is easy to set up. It is also quite stable and scalable.""The price is one of the most important aspects of the product. It's quite affordable."

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Cons
"They should have more Edge locations so that CloudFront can be used much more. If they can make it a little bit cheaper and better than other networks, we will be able to use it more."

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"We should be able to use Front Door defenders with multiple cloud vendors. Currently, they can be used only with the Azure cloud. Azure Front Door should also be able to do global load balancing and provide internal front door services. Microsoft should clearly define what Traffic Manager, Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door products do. These are similar products, and people get confused between these products.""I'm responsible for the governance and cost control of Azure. I'm not a specialist in any products and therefore I couldn't really speak effectively to features that are lacking or missing."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Its price is really on the high side. It should be cheaper in general."

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"It is on a pay-as-you-go basis."

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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: It inspects the traffic at the network level before it comes into Azure. We can do SSL offloading, and it can detect abnormalities before the traffic comes into the application. It can be used… more »
Top Answer: We should be able to use Front Door defenders with multiple cloud vendors. Currently, they can be used only with the Azure cloud. Azure Front Door should also be able to do global load balancing and… more »
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3rd
out of 30 in CDN
Views
4,890
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
9.0
6th
out of 30 in CDN
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4,914
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4,239
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
347
Rating
8.0
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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.

Azure Front Door is a global, scalable entry-point that uses the Microsoft global edge network to create fast, secure, and widely scalable web applications. With Front Door, you can transform your global consumer and enterprise applications into robust, high-performing personalized modern applications with contents that reach a global audience through Azure.

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Unilever, Spotify, Pinterest, MLB Advanced Media, Foursquare, PBS, Airbnb, Netflix, WIX, Comcast, Automobili Lamborghini, Rovio, Discovery Communications
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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company18%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Amazon CloudFront is ranked 3rd in CDN with 1 review while Azure Front Door is ranked 6th in CDN with 2 reviews. Amazon CloudFront is rated 9.0, while Azure Front Door is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon CloudFront writes "Easy to install, stable, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Front Door writes "Easy to implement and affordable with a fast deployment". Amazon CloudFront is most compared with AWS Global Accelerator, Windows Azure CDN, Cloudflare, Akamai and Imperva Incapsula, whereas Azure Front Door is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, AWS WAF, Cloudflare, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall and Akamai.

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