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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure CDN

If you are looking for a secure, easy to manage, solution to store and distribute your content around the US and/or world, the Azure CDN may be the right solution. The only thing I would caution users on is that once your content is published and distributed it cannot be easily refreshed on the endpoints. Instead, you are at the mercy of the default time to live when the content was first uploaded.
Andrew Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fastly

For the use case that it was designed for, Fastly is best-in-class, and used by high-profile companies like Buzzfeed, The New York Times, and Stripe. For websites that require a highly-performant CDN layer, Fastly is a great choice. Fastly is not the best choice for very small companies and very small deployments, and it does not have the ease of implementation into large cloud PaaS vendors like AWS or Azure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure CDN

  • Easy to use and customizable settings.
  • You pay according to your resources usage.
  • High speed and security CDN with great support team.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fastly

  • 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.
Konstantin Gredeskoul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure CDN

  • Unlike Cloudfront, Azure CDN does not yet support WebSockets.
  • Limited options for deploying endpoints that support authentication.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fastly

  • Setup can be difficult -- but only because the service is so robust and provides so many features.
  • Minimum spend is $50/month, even if you are not using the service enough to have spent the $50.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure CDN

Azure CDN 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Great support from the team whenever we're stuck. Very proactive in resolving issues and also making changes as per the requirements of the organization.
Maria Carver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fastly

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Azure CDN

Azure CDN is certainly the favorite when you're already working in Azure like us. CloudFront has programmability and should obviously be considered first if you're already on AWS. I've seen use of CloudFlare for one-off sites (EG, my friends who are WordPress people and are intimidated by Azure and AWS).
Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fastly

It’s the fastest and most configurable.
Konstantin Gredeskoul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure CDN

  • The speed at which we could stand up the CDN and push content made this significantly faster than putting together our own file server and pointing a CDN URL to it. The ease of management, from a plethora of free tools, allowed me to quickly get users up to speed on both Windows and Mac based PC's.
Andrew Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

Fastly

  • Fastly dramatically reduces load times for clients all over the world thanks to their global system of POPs.
  • Fastly is a cost-effective choice when a highly-performant CDN is required and makes it simple to support data that is quickly invalidated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure CDN

General

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

Azure CDN Editions & Modules

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Fastly

General

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

Fastly Editions & Modules

Edition
First 10TB0.121
Next 10TB0.081
Requests0.000752
  1. per GB/per reigon
  2. per 10,000 requests
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