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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.
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Pantheon

This is a good solution for a small development team who is supporting a site with many users. Many times, a shared hosting service is appropriate for a small business brochure site that gets a few hundred visitors per month, but if your site services user accounts that return or rely on information, this is a good option to rollout new changes and preserve existing data
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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
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Pantheon

  • Performance and up-time.
  • Straight-forward developer workflow.
  • Transparent interface for clients.
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Cons

Amazon CloudFront

  • I cannot think of a lot of examples where CloudFront could be improved. One thing could be an enhanced integration with its CI/CD services like Code Deploy and Code Pipeline. Currently, we use Code Pipeline to build static content and push to S3 and then push to CloudFront.
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Pantheon

  • Easier payment for site owners.
  • A better form for lead referrals.
  • Tools for non CMS websites.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon CloudFront

If you are using other AWS services, then no other CDN can compete with AWS CloudFront. Its integration with WAF, Route53, ACM allow it to provide a whole ecosystem for building websites and using a CDN. It gives developers access to inexpensive, pay-as-you-go pricing. Developers also benefit from tight integration with other Amazon Web Services.
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Pantheon

When you compare the cost of the product to the value it provides and time to launch - Pantheon wins the race. While Acquia is nice, it is generally a much more expensive hosting environment with not as many built-in features. OpenShift and Amazon Web Services are great if you need very custom builds, but you will need to set them up and maintain them yourself.
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Return on Investment

Amazon CloudFront

  • 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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Pantheon

  • Pantheon has increased our productivity and decreased time spent on-boarding new developers and clients by at least 2x or more.
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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudFront

General

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

Amazon CloudFront Editions & Modules

Amazon CloudFront
Additional Pricing Details

Pantheon

General

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

Pantheon Editions & Modules

Pantheon
Edition
Basic
35.001
Performance - Small
125.001
Elite
Custom2
Performance - Medium
225.003
Performance - Large
750.003
Performance - Extra Large
450.003
1. per month
2. Contract Only
3. per month
Additional Pricing Details
With Pantheon you will get superior hosting and workflow tools to drive business success on the web. For more information on Pantheon's Pricing and Hosting Plans, please visit: https://pantheon.io/plans/pricing

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