AWS Global Accelerator vs Azure Front Door comparison

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Updated on Mar 6, 2024

We compared AWS Global Accelerator and Azure Front Door based on our user's reviews in several parameters.

AWS Global Accelerator and Azure Front Door both offer efficient network infrastructure, reliable performance, and seamless integration with other services. While AWS Global Accelerator focuses on enhanced availability, failover capabilities, and comprehensive monitoring tools, Azure Front Door prioritizes scalability, powerful security measures, and simplified content delivery. Customers praise both for customer service, setup costs, and flexibility in licensing. However, AWS Global Accelerator needs improvements in performance and configuration options, whereas Azure Front Door could enhance platform stability and user-friendly configuration processes.

Features: AWS Global Accelerator offers efficient and reliable network infrastructure, superior performance in improving latency and connection speeds, enhanced availability and failover capabilities, comprehensive monitoring and analytics tools, and seamless integration with other AWS services. On the other hand, Azure Front Door is valued for its efficient traffic management and routing, powerful security measures, scalability and high availability, seamless integration with other Azure services, simplified content delivery, improved performance, enhanced user experience, and robust monitoring and analytics capabilities for optimizing application delivery.

Pricing and ROI: The setup cost for AWS Global Accelerator is reported to be straightforward and uncomplicated, offering a smooth onboarding process. Users have mentioned that AWS Global Accelerator provides flexible licensing options. In comparison, feedback on Azure Front Door includes discussions on pricing, setup costs, and licensing experiences., AWS Global Accelerator has shown remarkable efficiency in optimizing global reach and reducing downtime, resulting in increased customer satisfaction. Azure Front Door offers scalability and simplicity in integrating with other Azure services, contributing to a higher ROI.

Room for Improvement: AWS Global Accelerator could benefit from enhancements in performance, configuration options, and reliability. Users want improved network routing and more control over traffic distribution. Better visibility and monitoring tools are also important. Azure Front Door needs improvement in performance, stability, configuration process, error handling, troubleshooting capabilities, customization options, and security concerns.

Deployment and customer support: Based on user feedback, both AWS Global Accelerator and Azure Front Door have varying durations for deployment, setup, and implementation. However, while some users of AWS Global Accelerator reported spending a week each for deployment and setup, Azure Front Door users required three months for deployment and an additional week for setup., AWS Global Accelerator received positive remarks for their customer service and support, with users praising the prompt and knowledgeable responses from the support team. Azure Front Door also received positive feedback, with users appreciating the efficient and helpful assistance provided by the team.

The summary above is based on 7 interviews we conducted recently with AWS Global Accelerator and Azure Front Door users. To access the review's full transcripts, download our report.

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  • "The pricing of the solution is good."
  • "The transition to the premium tier has led to increased costs, making it more expensive than the classic tier."
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    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 »
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    Top Answer:We found Azure Front Door to be easily scaled and very stable. The implementation is very fast and Microsoft provides excellent support. Azure Front Door can quickly detect abnormalities before the… more »
    Top Answer:The transition to the premium tier has led to increased costs, making it more expensive than the classic tier. However, we acknowledge that this pricing reflects additional features and capabilities.
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    AWS Global Accelerator is a service that improves the availability and performance of your applications with local or global users. It provides static IP addresses that act as a fixed entry point to your application endpoints in a single or multiple AWS Regions, such as your Application Load Balancers, Network Load Balancers or Amazon EC2 instances.

    AWS Global Accelerator uses the AWS global network to optimize the path from your users to your applications, improving the performance of your TCP and UDP traffic. AWS Global Accelerator continually monitors the health of your application endpoints and redirects traffic to healthy endpoints in less than 30 seconds.

    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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    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    Manufacturing Company33%
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business46%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Large Enterprise64%
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    AWS Global Accelerator is ranked 8th in CDN while Azure Front Door is ranked 2nd in CDN with 10 reviews. AWS Global Accelerator is rated 0.0, while Azure Front Door is rated 8.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Front Door writes " An easy -to-setup stable solution that enables implementing resources globally and has a good technical support team". AWS Global Accelerator is most compared with Cloudflare, Akamai, Amazon CloudFront, Windows Azure CDN and Fastly, whereas Azure Front Door is most compared with Amazon CloudFront, Cloudflare, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai and Azure Firewall.

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