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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is best suited when there is a need of speed in serving static and dynanic web contents of a web application. If the content is already in that edge location, CloudFront delivers it immediately. If the content is not currently in that edge location, CloudFront retrieves it from an Amazon S3 bucket or an HTTP server. Amazon CloudFront is not appropriate in case users can tolerate some delays or servers are present near to the location of user. It also Integrates through the W3 Total Cache plugin. Amazon CloudFront Pricing based on bandwidth usage that's the best part of it.
Ashish Agarwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contentful

The massive benefit is also that you can reuse the content anywhere you want in any app or any facility you can imagine once it is in the system.Also if you want to speed up your time for page creation, this is a great resource for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
8.9

Platform & Infrastructure

Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
8.3
API
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
7.6
Internationalization / multi-language
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
8.9

Web Content Creation

Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
7.8
WYSIWYG editor
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
7.4
Code quality / cleanliness
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
9.0
Admin section
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
8.0
Page templates
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
7.6
Library of website themes
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
7.4
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
8.7
Publishing workflow
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
7.1
Form generator
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
7.0

Web Content Management

Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
8.2
Content taxonomy
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
7.9
SEO support
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
8.6
Bulk management
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
7.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
7.5
Community / comment management
Amazon CloudFront
Contentful
9.0

Pros

Amazon CloudFront

  • CloudFront, like other CDNs, is a very reliable content delivery network for delivering content like images, videos, HTML, and javascripts that are run on browsers across the world.
  • It provides secure hosting of content at no extra cost. AWS Certification Manager also provides the ability to create and manage custom SSL certificates at no extra cost for our websites.
  • It is secure, which means that it uses AWS Shield for Layer 3/4 DDoS mitigation and AWS WAF for Layer 7 protection. Hence seamlessly integrating with other AWS services. So you do not have to shop outside of AWS ecosystem
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contentful

  • Clean, modern interface (not clunky and outdated, like WordPress)
  • High degree of flexibility (I can structure data any way my clients need)
  • Enables headless frontend (i.e. I can build any frontend I want without having to change my CMS)
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon CloudFront

  • If price is the main concern, CloudFront is not the cheapest-in-class by a wide margin
  • Some of the settings are not obvious to new users, and the management dashboards could use work
  • Lacks fine-grained access controls and statistical reports for usage
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contentful

  • The new Contentful "branches" feature looked promising (it appears to mirror a git-like repository) but it requires the CLI, which isn't necessarily practical for teams that aren't current CLI users. It would be nice if the management of this feature were available via the UI (without that it causes more confusion than anything).
  • The Contentful data modeling method makes for a bit of an awkward SDK developer experience in some strongly typed languages like Java. Most things that you might need can be accomplished, but it feels like the experience could be smoother.
  • It would be nice if there were a way to migrate data between spaces (e.g. from your staging space to production).
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy way to integrate a CDN within the AWS infrastructure. It allows further customization based on company needs.
Carlos Becerra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront 7.2
Based on 4 answers
CloudFront is a good CDN solution. It can be a bit complicated to implement depending on your needs, but AWS tech support is great. You get to avoid a ton of upfront costs by going with CloudFront. It works best in conjunction with other AWS services in your infrastructure. Once you set it up, you won't need to do much to maintain it. It just works.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon has always been creative and leading, and I have been using its services for years. They are very reassuring and have fast and responsive support--you can call them from any time zone to respond quickly. High security on servers, open hands on changes, and increasing and decreasing server resources and features.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contentful

Contentful offers a great deal of features for a relatively low price. This is what ended up persuading us to purchase it. We also gathered that this was one of the more well-rated products out there, which was encouraging. It definitely stacks up well against its competitors.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon CloudFront

  • Our website loads much more quickly in other countries as a result of CloudFront. For example: loading cached assets from CloudFront in Australia is 4x as fast as it would be to load the same assets without CloudFront.
  • Very inexpensive service considering the value it brings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contentful

  • Positive: faster changes and new associates can easily navigate without prior training/knowledge of CMS to make content updates
  • Negative: Our website manager/provider can keep certain abilities (like changing specific images) so they can charge a fee for making the change
Nathaly Sierra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Amazon CloudFront

Pricing Details

Amazon CloudFront

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon CloudFront Editions & Modules

Edition
First 10TB$0.09
Next 40TB$0.08
Next 100TB$0.06
Next 350TB$0.04
Next 524TB$0.03
Next 4PB$0.03
Over 5PB$0.02
    Additional Pricing Details

    Contentful

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Contentful Editions & Modules

    Edition
    CommunityFree
    Team489/month
    EnterpriseCustom
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      Rating Summary

      Likelihood to Recommend

      Amazon CloudFront
      8.9
      Contentful
      8.0

      Usability

      Amazon CloudFront
      9.0
      Contentful

      Support Rating

      Amazon CloudFront
      7.2
      Contentful

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