Azure CDN vs. Vimeo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure CDN
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft offers a content delivery network, Azure CDN.N/A
Vimeo
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Vimeo is a video experience platform. They enable anyone to create high-quality video experiences to connect and bring ideas to life. They proudly serve their growing community of nearly 300 million users — from creative storytellers to globally distributed teams at the world's largest companies.
$9
per month
Pricing
Azure CDNVimeo
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Starter
$9
per month
Standard
$25
per month
Advanced
$65
per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure CDNVimeo
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Azure CDNVimeo
Video Marketing
Comparison of Video Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Azure CDN
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Ratings
Vimeo
4.1
36 Ratings
55% below category average
Lead generation00 Ratings4.521 Ratings
Video personalization00 Ratings5.933 Ratings
eCommerce00 Ratings3.113 Ratings
Support for advertisements00 Ratings2.614 Ratings
Video SEO00 Ratings5.026 Ratings
Integration to Marketing Automation00 Ratings3.720 Ratings
Video Platform Integrations
Comparison of Video Platform Integrations features of Product A and Product B
Azure CDN
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Ratings
Vimeo
1.0
10 Ratings
146% below category average
Integration to Salesforce.com00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to Marketo00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to HubSpot00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to Eloqua00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Integration to LMS00 Ratings1.07 Ratings
Video Security
Comparison of Video Security features of Product A and Product B
Azure CDN
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Ratings
Vimeo
7.5
37 Ratings
15% below category average
Video access controls00 Ratings7.837 Ratings
User management00 Ratings7.734 Ratings
Video link sharing00 Ratings8.235 Ratings
Internal video00 Ratings7.733 Ratings
External video00 Ratings6.334 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
Azure CDN
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Ratings
Vimeo
6.7
38 Ratings
23% below category average
Player customization00 Ratings5.130 Ratings
Embedded videos00 Ratings8.237 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls00 Ratings8.236 Ratings
Mobile compatibility00 Ratings5.237 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Azure CDN
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Ratings
Vimeo
5.7
34 Ratings
28% below category average
A/B testing00 Ratings1.612 Ratings
Streaming quality reports00 Ratings7.316 Ratings
Per viewer tracking00 Ratings5.923 Ratings
Per video tracking00 Ratings7.129 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard00 Ratings6.627 Ratings
Video Hosting, Management & Storage
Comparison of Video Hosting, Management & Storage features of Product A and Product B
Azure CDN
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Ratings
Vimeo
5.5
37 Ratings
43% below category average
On-Demand video00 Ratings3.123 Ratings
Live streaming00 Ratings6.814 Ratings
Impact of streaming on network00 Ratings1.119 Ratings
Video upload & format support00 Ratings6.135 Ratings
Video library / File management00 Ratings8.233 Ratings
Video portal00 Ratings7.824 Ratings
Video Engagement
Comparison of Video Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Azure CDN
-
Ratings
Vimeo
4.4
27 Ratings
59% below category average
Audience polling00 Ratings1.16 Ratings
Audience Q&A / Live chat00 Ratings6.08 Ratings
Video comments00 Ratings6.027 Ratings
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Azure CDNVimeo
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Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 8.7 out of 10
Flipgrid
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Score 1.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
Azure CDNVimeo
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(7 ratings)
5.5
(41 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
5.6
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure CDNVimeo
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Azure CDN has at hand an infinity of applications and tools to implement in your system and have better control of your data in a clean and secure platform on the web, we recommend this program since the percentage of solutions provided by this program is very high and find a way to make each user's job easier.
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Vimeo
For an overall professional appearance of Vimeo, I think it looks fabulous for the clients we work with. I think it works extremely well to host videos for courses and training that can be paid training. The privacy feature is great for that. I've never used it for going LIVE and wonder if that might be a good option for businesses but since I haven't tried it, I'm not of the capabilities. And I'm not sure how the clients are able to get on the LIVES. It does have so many new features since I started 4 years ago, and that means that there is a higher learning curve if you want to make full use of this platform.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • I found the CDN very easy to setup and configure within the Azure Portal.
  • Being Azure, there are plenty of free tools that allow you to manage the CDN from a UI that is not the portal. This was especially handy when I trained end users how to manage content within their specific realm.
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Vimeo
  • User-friendly interface for administrators of the account and external viewers. Being able to easily navigate a new platform or software is ideal for anyone.
  • Seamless sharing and embedding across many platforms. Vimeo is well-recognized so it makes it easy for other platforms to recognize Vimeo. The compatibility is outstanding.
  • As an administrator of the account, being able to select viewing privileges may seem like a basic function, but it's so necessary right now with how heavy our organization is utilizing the platform. We can mass upload content early and only release it for the public over time by simply changing it to a public video.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Tough learning curve--you have to be comfortable with the Azure Cloud logic and UI to use it easily
  • Special or uncommon use cases' pricing can be hard to forecast/follow
  • Can be expensive for simple use cases
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Vimeo
  • Price - For the full featureset of Vimeo, you will be paying $900 a year as of 2020, and this is expected to only go up over time. Thankfully, Vimeo offers lower tiers with less functionality, and most people will not need the unlimited streaming viewers or whopping 7 TB of storage that you get for the highest level of membership. But it is still a premium price for a premium service.
  • "Suggested" Algorithm - The equivalent of YouTube's suggested videos feature is the Vimeo Staff Picks, which recommends curated content from their team of editors. While this content generally has a high level of production, it is not especially relevant to the video you are watching, or to your watch history as a user. I rarely watch suggested videos in Vimeo.
  • Search - The Vimeo search page is beautiful, having huge thumbnails of videos with a clean, visually-appealing layout. However, the results themselves leave much to be desired. When I search for "jung" to try to find videos on Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, of the first 18 results, not a single result is actually about C. G. Jung. On Youtube, the first 14 results are all about Jung. When I search for "c. g. jung" on Vimeo I find a number of relevant results, so it's not that the videos are not available in Vimeo. Rather, the search algorithm is not returning relevant results.
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Usability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Vimeo
The customization options are vast and very easy to utilize. While there can be a slight learning curve for some advanced features, it is not so steep that it takes a long time to figure out. Support is great at guiding you through anything that might be confusing to you as well
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Support Rating
Microsoft
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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Vimeo
Terrible support. When I subscribed to Premium we were guaranteed support. However, after the first e-mail I received from them, I never heard from them again. I sent several emails over the course of a couple of weeks acknowledging that due to covid, I did not expect a miracle overnight and that I was keen to work on the issue with them. I have not heard from customer service at all. This is very disappointing. We lost customers due to the poor quality of the livestreams and were left to sort the issue out without their help.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
More user friendly and it’s so easy to learn, the prices may be close to each other, but the service is excellent.
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Vimeo
YouTube was the platform we primarily used previously, after having restrictions and having locked out of a couple of accounts we needed a better platform. We also lost some of our videos. We also have an internal app to track client videos and Vimeo supported it better. With the increased storage and the number of videos we create, we decided Vimeo would be better.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Azure CDN reduced origin instance load by removing the need to constantly serve large numbers of static files, meaning applications can be deployed with smaller/fewer instances.
  • Azure CDN reduces apparent load times to customers by serving cached files out of POPs in the local region of those clients, instead of requiring those clients to make multiple, lengthy requests through to the origin servers.
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Vimeo
  • It allows clients to serve a massive amount of video content within an LMS without eating up disk space or sacrificing bandwidth.
  • The overall cost is very low compared to other tools and there is no 'pay per view' style unstable pricing.
  • The tool has allowed students in other countries to access content faster.
  • NEGATIVE - the upload limits per week, especially on the basic/pro accounts are too restrictive.
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