Likelihood to Recommend
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.
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.
- Easy to use and customizable settings.
- You pay according to your resources usage.
- High speed and security CDN with great support team.
- 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.
- Unlike Cloudfront, Azure CDN does not yet support WebSockets.
- Limited options for deploying endpoints that support authentication.
Director in EngineeringComputer Software Company, 51-200 employees
- 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.
Azure CDN 8.0
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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.
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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).
Return on Investment
- 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.
- 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
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Azure CDN Editions & Modules
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