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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

Pantheon

Pantheon is the perfect solution for all those companies or websites that want to have a better management of their entire online presence, be it blog, forums, surveys or other things. I believe that Pantheon has great potential for website online presence management because it offers adequate monitoring of customer behavior and what kind of information has interested them the most, in addition, Pantheon allows marketing managers and web developers meet in one place in order to optimize the process and time of publication of each article, as well as the process of editing blogs and forums.
Sasha Brito | 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

Pantheon

  • The test and development environments are easy to work on without worrying about making production changes.
  • If you make a mistake, it's no big deal. Pantheon has backups of everything and it's easy to restore them.
  • The button to push to production is like magic.
Nicholas De Salvo | 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

Pantheon

  • Sometimes the use of WP-CLI and Terminus (command line tool, not the marketing software by the same name) is necessary to complete a task when there ought to be a way to do that task via the UI
  • Sometimes Dev and Test URLs can leak into Production sites (and vice versa), requiring database UPDATE queries to correct. I'm told this is being worked on.
Rob Watson | 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

Pantheon

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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

Pantheon

We use whatever platform best suits our clients in terms of use-case and pricing, but Pantheon's UI is preferable to our team, and the platform is generally inline with our typical approach of building distributions from an upstream codebase instead of creating and managing a multisite with multiple databases powering individual sites.
Andrew Ward | 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

Pantheon

  • Pantheon costs marginally more than our previous hosting provider
  • Our previous hosting provider had site traffic limits and would crash the site when we broke that limit
  • Further, it required a great deal of on server development, costing dozens of hours per month to maintain properly--on that front, Pantheon has saved us upwards of 10% of our annual marketing budget
Sean Pomory | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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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Pantheon

General

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

* Elite

Pantheon Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$291
Performance$1141
EliteContact for quote
  1. per month
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