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Pros
"Fastly uses configuration versioning, where you can deploy a new version in less than one minute."

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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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"It is missing a "staging" platform to deploy a test configuration with all of the real settings, which would allow us to properly test before putting it into production."

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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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"In my opinion, Fastly is priced competitively."

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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: Fastly uses configuration versioning, where you can deploy a new version in less than one minute.
Top Answer: In my opinion, Fastly is priced competitively.
Top Answer: It's not easy to start with Fastly if you don't have VCL knowledge, so it appears very complex at the beginning. Even though the documentation is well done, you need to practice a lot to be able to do… more »
Ranking
3rd
out of 30 in CDN
Views
5,048
Comparisons
4,843
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
387
Rating
9.0
5th
out of 30 in CDN
Views
2,549
Comparisons
2,228
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
759
Rating
9.0
Comparisons
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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.

Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust Fastly’s edge cloud platform to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats, and scale on demand.
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Sample Customers
Unilever, Spotify, Pinterest, MLB Advanced Media, Foursquare, PBS, Airbnb, Netflix, WIX, Comcast, Automobili Lamborghini, Rovio, Discovery Communications
Twitter, Airbnb, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, The New York Times, Ticketmaster, The Drupal Association, Opera, about.com, imgur, Etsy, Foursquare, GitHub, New Relic, shopify, Shazam, Firebase
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company17%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Amazon CloudFront is ranked 3rd in CDN with 1 review while Fastly is ranked 5th in CDN with 1 review. Amazon CloudFront is rated 9.0, while Fastly is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Amazon CloudFront writes "Easy to install, stable, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fastly writes "Good performance, powerful configuration capability, and helpful real-time graphics". Amazon CloudFront is most compared with AWS Global Accelerator, Azure Front Door, Windows Azure CDN, Cloudflare and Verizon EdgeCast, whereas Fastly is most compared with Cloudflare, AWS WAF, Akamai, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall and Imperva Incapsula.

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