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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

Vimeo

If you're a small company with one or two employees, I'm sure that Vimeo is great. When it comes to larger organizations and teams, they clearly are treating such customers stepmotherly. You need a basic account in order to be an admin on a Pro-plan team, but you only get basic support (3 days wait). The teams function is riddled with bugs and affects the whole experience. In this case, I would not recommend Vimeo at all.
Michael Kazarnowicz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Azure CDN
Vimeo
5.9
Lead generation
Azure CDN
Vimeo
7.6
Video personalization
Azure CDN
Vimeo
6.8
eCommerce
Azure CDN
Vimeo
4.1
Support for advertisements
Azure CDN
Vimeo
4.7
Video SEO
Azure CDN
Vimeo
6.7
Integration to Marketing Automation
Azure CDN
Vimeo
5.5

Video Platform Integrations

Azure CDN
Vimeo
6.1
Integration to Salesforce.com
Azure CDN
Vimeo
5.5
Integration to Marketo
Azure CDN
Vimeo
5.8
Integration to HubSpot
Azure CDN
Vimeo
6.1
Integration to Eloqua
Azure CDN
Vimeo
6.0
Integration to LMS
Azure CDN
Vimeo
7.1

Video Security

Azure CDN
Vimeo
8.1
Video access controls
Azure CDN
Vimeo
8.5
User management
Azure CDN
Vimeo
7.5
Video link sharing
Azure CDN
Vimeo
8.8
Internal video
Azure CDN
Vimeo
7.9
External video
Azure CDN
Vimeo
8.1

Video Player

Azure CDN
Vimeo
8.1
Player customization
Azure CDN
Vimeo
7.4
Embedded videos
Azure CDN
Vimeo
8.9
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Azure CDN
Vimeo
8.1
Mobile compatibility
Azure CDN
Vimeo
8.2

Video Analytics

Azure CDN
Vimeo
5.5
A/B testing
Azure CDN
Vimeo
2.1
Streaming quality reports
Azure CDN
Vimeo
3.3
Per viewer tracking
Azure CDN
Vimeo
7.1
Per video tracking
Azure CDN
Vimeo
8.2
Video analytics dashboard
Azure CDN
Vimeo
7.0

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Azure CDN
Vimeo
7.2
On-Demand video
Azure CDN
Vimeo
7.4
Live streaming
Azure CDN
Vimeo
7.5
Impact of streaming on network
Azure CDN
Vimeo
6.2
Video upload & format support
Azure CDN
Vimeo
6.8
Video library / File management
Azure CDN
Vimeo
7.1
Video portal
Azure CDN
Vimeo
8.0

Video Engagement

Azure CDN
Vimeo
4.1
Audience polling
Azure CDN
Vimeo
1.5
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Azure CDN
Vimeo
3.7
Video comments
Azure CDN
Vimeo
7.0

Pros

Azure CDN

  • New websites can be boosted up quickly
  • Easily scalable according to our performance requirements
  • Easy integration with other Azure services
  • You only pay for what you need
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Marissa Roth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure CDN

  • For the longest time they didn't have a robust SDK. They have one now, but it could be better.
  • The different flavors of Azure CDN (Akamai, Verizon, etc) have different costs, but not well differentiated features. Might be confusing to new users.
  • I'm not overly familiar with it, but AWS does have a programmability in their CDN offering (Lambda @ Edge) and Azure doesn't seem to have an equivalent (Azure Functions is region-specific).
Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure CDN

No score
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Vimeo

Vimeo 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Jeannette Saysomvang | 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

Vimeo

Vimeo 7.9
Based on 15 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure CDN

More user friendly and it’s so easy to learn, the prices may be close to each other, but the service is excellent.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Hanaa Ibham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure CDN

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Mark Nowowiejski | 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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Vimeo

General

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

Vimeo Editions & Modules

Edition
Plus$121
Pro$201
Business$501
Premium$751
  1. per month
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