Overall Satisfaction with Amazon CloudFront
We are currently using it as our asset server sitting on top of S3. This addresses the problem of S3 being repeatedly hit when serving an asset, and can instead serve a cached version.
- Reduces requests to S3
- Easy integration into our platform
- Easy scalability to add more servers
- I'd like the ability to update a cached location by just appending an action to the end of the url to bust the cache. For example http://foo.bar/f9asjdf9jasdf90adfa/update
- Occasionally a generated image will fail, and we need to manually bust the cache in order for the fixed image to surface, but overall it has been an asset to the company.