Amazon CloudFront vs. IBM Cloud Internet Services

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon CloudFront
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
CloudFront is the content delivery network (CDN) from Amazon Web Services.
$0.02
IBM Cloud Internet Services
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
IBM Cloud Internet Services is a set of edge network services for securing internet-facing applications from DDoS attacks, data theft, and bot attacks, as well as optimizing their web apps or ensuring global responsiveness and the ongoing availability of their internet-facing applications.
$275
per month, per domain
Pricing
Amazon CloudFrontIBM Cloud Internet Services
Editions & Modules
Over 5PB
$0.02
Next 524TB
$0.03
Next 4PB
$0.03
Next 350TB
$0.04
Next 100TB
$0.06
Next 40TB
$0.08
First 10TB
$0.09
IBM Cloud Internet Services - Standard
$275.00
per month, per domain
IBM Cloud Internet Services - Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon CloudFrontIBM Cloud Internet Services
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Amazon CloudFrontIBM Cloud Internet Services
Considered Both Products
Amazon CloudFront

No answer on this topic

IBM Cloud Internet Services
Chose IBM Cloud Internet Services
IBM Cloud Internet Services edged out Cisco solutions in terms of quality of user experience and need to have flexibility in parameterizing the solution in global organization. Amazon cloud solutions are comparable to IBM solutions.
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Amazon CloudFrontIBM Cloud Internet Services
Small Businesses
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 8.7 out of 10

No answers on this topic

Medium-sized Companies
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 8.7 out of 10
Cisco ACI
Cisco ACI
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Azure CDN
Azure CDN
Score 8.3 out of 10
Cisco ACI
Cisco ACI
Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon CloudFrontIBM Cloud Internet Services
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(17 ratings)
7.5
(10 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon CloudFrontIBM Cloud Internet Services
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Amazon CloudFront is the perfect solution for any type of company. If a company is small or medium size, CloudFront offers 1 TB monthly free bandwidth which is more than for any small and medium size companies. If we compare the speed of CloudFront with other CDN, CloudFront is way ahead of their competitors and with 1 TB free bandwidth. If someone is ready to invest time in CloudFront documentation then he/she definitely go for it.
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IBM
In terms of business challenges, it simplifies the job of my engineers and significantly increases the productivity of my teams when they collaborate with IBM teams all over the world. Now that we have completed a proof-of-concept using the services supplied by IBM, we expect it to assist us in managing them more efficiently; thus far, management has been straightforward.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • if a website’s static data are based in New York City, people in Boston will get the content faster than people in San Francisco or Tokyo. The farther away customers are from a company’s data center, the slower the website or application loads. This problem can be fixed with a content delivery network like Amazon CloudFront
  • When a visitor requests a file from your website, Amazon CloudFront automatically sends the request to a copy of the file at the nearest edge location. This results in faster download times.
  • You may have great hosting but it doesn’t have the capacity or scalability offered by Google, Microsoft or Yahoo. The better CDNs like Amazon CloudFront offer higher availability, lower network latency and lower packet loss.
  • Amazon CloudFront provides 24/7 email and phone support
  • Amazon CloudFront Free Tier allows you to free up to 50 GB of data transfer and 2,000,000 HTTP and HTTPS requests / month for one year.
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IBM
  • Integration with IBM Cloud applications
  • Easy to manage web application firewall
  • Ease of protecting CloudFoundry applications
  • Good console UI
  • Protection for rare managed service offerings such as CouchDB through IBM Cloudant
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Kinda of costlier when compared to rivals providing the same service
  • The setup of Distribution is kinda little complicated, need good exposure before setting up the service
  • Sometimes we can go with S3 Delivery service rather than Cloudfront if the website is providing static content and its way cheaper
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IBM
  • Request proxying is done by way of DNS name resolution, which is inflexible.
  • Proxy services do not work on wildcard DNS entries.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
Easy way to integrate a CDN within the AWS infrastructure. It allows further customization based on company needs.
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IBM
I have seen faster and more user friendly interfaces like Azure
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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.
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IBM
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
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.
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IBM
I have used Salesforce to explore it as an app but I have found them both able to solve my needs and requirements when it comes to security. While I choose IBM Cloud Internet Services for more accessibility, a better price was available with Saleforce. Although that is just my observation.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • RoI for using CloudFront is immense. You can use it for all your certificate management and static asset management of your websites using CloudFront.
  • It is as good or better than any other CDN provider with multi-region support across the world using AWS regions.
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IBM
  • It had a positive impact with a big improvement on the performance of web applications.
  • Services are quite fast to implement and easy to maintain from an IT perspective.
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