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We performed a comparison between Amazon CloudFront and Cloudflare based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"From what I've seen so far, there are no negatives to report as of yet""The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.""What I like best about Cloudflare is that my company can use it to trace and manage applications and monitor traffic. The solution tells you if there's a spike in traffic. Cloudflare also sends you a link to check your equipment and deployment and track it through peering, so it's a valuable tool.""Generally, I am satisfied with this product.""The solution provides good load balancing and protection against DDoS attacks.""It's very user-friendly."

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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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"Although I think it's quite good, it doesn't provide me with all the features I would expect to have if I were using Imperva.""There are some issues with the CDN services.""Latencies are always a problem.""Support response time could be improved.""The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it.""It would be good if Cloudflare could have more servers for better traffic routing or an increase in the traffic routed. This is what I'd like to improve in Cloudflare.""We are a product integrator and reseller, and we would like to have a better partner relationship, similar to a channel sales relationship. Sometimes we are on our own or get diverted by Cloudflare because they have direct sales, which competes with us and makes it difficult to build a relationship with this company since we want to be an MSP or a managed service provider for the solution."

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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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  • "We don't have any issues with the price."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "The solution is expensive when compared to other products but offers unlimited bandwidth."
  • "It's a premium model. You can start at zero and work your way up to the enterprise model, which has a very high pricing level."
  • "In terms of licensing costs, we don't pay for licensing for Cloudflare. We only establish communication, then for peering, Cloudflare takes care of the cross-connection in different data centers."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    Top Answer:Its price is really on the high side. It should be cheaper in general.
    Top Answer:Cloudflare. We are moving from Akamai prolexic to Cloudflare. Cloudflare anycast network outperforms Akamai static GRE tunnels. We have decreased site load times on Mobile 3G from 8 to 1,6 seconds by… more »
    Top Answer:We are a product integrator and reseller, and we would like to have a better partner relationship, similar to a channel sales relationship. Sometimes we are on our own or get diverted by Cloudflare… more »
    Top Answer:We are partners with Cloudflare. I would rate Cloudflare an eight out of ten.
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    out of 31 in CDN
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    6,520
    Comparisons
    5,833
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    387
    Rating
    9.0
    1st
    out of 31 in CDN
    Views
    21,181
    Comparisons
    18,568
    Reviews
    7
    Average Words per Review
    430
    Rating
    8.4
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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.

    Cloudflare is the leading performance and security company helping to build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 9 million Internet applications. More than 10 trillion Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network each month, accounting for nearly 10% of all Internet requests globally.

    Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

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    Sample Customers
    Unilever, Spotify, Pinterest, MLB Advanced Media, Foursquare, PBS, Airbnb, Netflix, WIX, Comcast, Automobili Lamborghini, Rovio, Discovery Communications
    Trusted by over 9,000,000 Internet Applications and APIs, including Nasdaq, Zendesk, Crunchbase, Steve Madden, OkCupid, Cisco, Quizlet, Discord and more.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Media Company8%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Marketing Services Firm13%
    Engineering Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business66%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise20%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Amazon CloudFront is ranked 5th in CDN with 1 review while Cloudflare is ranked 1st in CDN with 8 reviews. Amazon CloudFront is rated 9.0, while Cloudflare is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Amazon CloudFront writes "Easy to install, stable, and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Traces and manages applications and monitors traffic; easy to set up and scale, and has knowledgeable technical support". Amazon CloudFront is most compared with Azure Front Door, AWS Global Accelerator, Akamai, Windows Azure CDN and Imperva DDoS, whereas Cloudflare is most compared with Azure Front Door, Imperva DDoS, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai and Reblaze.

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