CloudFront for the win!
August 28, 2018

CloudFront for the win!

Chris Barretto | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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
  • 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.
We went with CloudFront primarily because we have all of our other services with Amazon already. We are using EC2, S3, Elastic Beanstalk, and are very familiar with the interface. It did not disappoint.
It is great if you are serving a lot of static content. If you have pages with lots of images, this is very useful to reduce the number of requests directly to S3.