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Compare Akamai vs Amazon CloudFront

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comparison of Akamai vs. Amazon CloudFront
based on data from user reviews. Akamai rates 3.8/5 stars with 33 reviews. Amazon CloudFront rates 4.3/5 stars with 114 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
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8.5
(Based on 32 reviews)
9.2
(Based on 106 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
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7.6
(Based on 32 reviews)
7.9
(Based on 106 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
7.5
(Based on 18 reviews)
8.0
(Based on 74 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
7.6
(Based on 16 reviews)
7.9
(Based on 74 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
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7.8
(Based on 27 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 84 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
7.8
(Based on 16 reviews)
8.9
(Based on 73 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
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7.3
(Based on 31 reviews)
8.6
(Based on 105 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
21.2%
47.4%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
60.6%
31.6%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
18.2%
21.1%
 
Information Technology and Services
20.6%
Computer Software
13.9%
 
Computer Software
20.6%
Internet
13.1%
 
Marketing and Advertising
11.8%
Information Technology and Services
11.5%
 
Internet
8.8%
Marketing and Advertising
5.7%
 
Online Media
5.9%
Retail
4.1%
 
Other
32.4%
Other
51.6%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Joe G.
Administrator in Pharmaceuticals

Delivery is top notch and exceeds the speeds of Limelight, edgecast, etc. They excel at larger files. Great features like gzip compression.

Curtis R.
Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and Services

CloudFront is a fantastically simple CDN solution for the masses. Its built upon the highly reliable and available Amazon S3 and offers lots of the features offered by its competitors. The thing that makes it stand out to me is the static site hosting....

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Antonio R.
User in Telecommunications

Users don't have granular control over the security policies like on other, newer CDN services, however this can be a good thing if you dont want to manage it on your own or dont have the expertise to do so

Tristan W.
User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

I messed around with Amazon Cloudfront for a bit, but I found little to no benefit from using it. It did not increase my traffic nor did it allow me to view analytics on my site that I was interested in. Not saying the application is bad, just not for...

 
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