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    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.

    Windows Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) caches static web content at strategically placed locations to provide maximum throughput for delivering content to users. The CDN offers developers a global solution for delivering high-bandwidth content by caching the content at physical nodes across the world.
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    Sample Customers
    Unilever, Spotify, Pinterest, MLB Advanced Media, Foursquare, PBS, Airbnb, Netflix, WIX, Comcast, Automobili Lamborghini, Rovio, Discovery Communications
    NORAD, Agreeya Mobility
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Media Company16%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Media Company6%
    Educational Organization4%
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    Amazon CloudFront is ranked 4th in CDN with 1 review while Windows Azure CDN is ranked 11th in CDN. Amazon CloudFront is rated 9.0, while Windows Azure CDN 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 AWS Global Accelerator, Azure Front Door, Cloudflare, Akamai and Imperva Incapsula, whereas Windows Azure CDN is most compared with Azure Front Door, Akamai, AWS Global Accelerator, Cloudflare and Verizon EdgeCast.

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