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Pros
"It's super easy to use and integrate with.""The Rules Engine V4 is the most valuable feature."

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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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"In the next release, I would like to see more global endpoints for their CDN and a lower price.""The web interface of the Verizon Edgecast portal is very old. It's not user-friendly, slow, and it is missing some valuable features like the ability to make bulk changes."

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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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"When I modeled it out, we are spending somewhere between $600 to $800 a month with Verizon EdgeCast.""Be careful about the options because to have all the features can be very expensive."

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Questions from the Community
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: The Rules Engine V4 is the most valuable feature.
Top Answer: Be careful about the options because to have all the features can be very expensive. Also, pay attention to the SSL cost because each SSL certificate deployed is billed individually.
Top Answer: The web interface of the Verizon Edgecast portal is very old. It's not user-friendly, slow, and it is missing some valuable features like the ability to make bulk changes. I really hope they are… more »
Ranking
3rd
out of 30 in CDN
Views
5,048
Comparisons
4,843
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
387
Rating
9.0
7th
out of 30 in CDN
Views
847
Comparisons
654
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
656
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.

EdgeCast is the world's fastest and most reliable content delivery network. EdgeCast helps companies dramatically accelerate delivery of static and dynamic web content, significantly improving the end user experience regardless of location.
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Sample Customers
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 Company17%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Amazon CloudFront is ranked 3rd in CDN with 1 review while Verizon EdgeCast is ranked 7th in CDN with 2 reviews. Amazon CloudFront is rated 9.0, while Verizon EdgeCast 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 Verizon EdgeCast writes "Good rules engine, efficient and performs well, and provides a staging environment for testing". Amazon CloudFront is most compared with AWS Global Accelerator, Azure Front Door, Windows Azure CDN, Cloudflare and KeyCDN, whereas Verizon EdgeCast is most compared with Akamai, Windows Azure CDN, Cloudflare and Fastly.

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