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Fastly

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Fastly

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Score 9.3 out of 101

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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.
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Fastly

Fastly is well suited to be the CDN or the caching layer in your app
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Pros

  • Distribution - Easily deployed globally with proper configuration
  • Speed - No customers complain about delivery issues or slow loading
  • Delivery - we can rely on the service to stay up and deliver our assets
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  • You can put your site behind Fastly and then selectively cache only some of the endpoints. You can modify the responses returned by stripping cookies or other personalization headers.
  • You can deliver images, and based on the user agent being Chrome, decide to serve, for example, a WEBP image format instead of PNG or JPG.
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Cons

  • I'd like the ability to update a cached location by just appending an action to the end of the url to bust the cache. For example http://foo.bar/f9asjdf9jasdf90adfa/update
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Alternatives Considered

We went with CloudFront primarily because we have all of our other services with Amazon already. We are using EC2, S3, Elastic Beanstalk, and are very familiar with the interface. It did not disappoint.
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It’s the fastest and most configurable.
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Return on Investment

  • Occasionally a generated image will fail, and we need to manually bust the cache in order for the fixed image to surface, but overall it has been an asset to the company.
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  • While I was at Wanelo we were able to put Fastly in front of the growing web app, and selectively cache end points to improve stability and performance. In the meantime we rewrote the app completely in Ruby. We wouldn’t have been able to do that without Fastly.
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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudFront

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

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