A great addition if you're already using AWS
Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 20, 2018

A great addition if you're already using AWS

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon CloudFront

[It's] Used within the engineering department as our CDN for both the consumer-facing and B2B portions of our business. The graphics team needs access for asset uploads, etc. It helps us to quickly deliver heavy assets globally and in a way which is not developer-dependent. This is key with multiple departments using the product.
  • Distribution - Easily deployed globally with proper configuration
  • Speed - No customers complain about delivery issues or slow loading
  • Delivery - we can rely on the service to stay up and deliver our assets
  • The UI is godawful. I would almost say you need to be technical to feel confident that you're not going to break something, which is an issue for us as not all of our graphics team can use it.
  • Reliability - avoiding downtime keeps us on the right side of SLAs
  • Price - We need a CDN and the price is good for Cloudfront
  • Integration - We already use AWS, etc. so this was an easy addition
We ended up selecting CloudFront because we were already using an Amazon stack. To be honest, since we were already in the ecosystem there was little reason to deviate once we saw pricing was comparable.
It's great for engineers who know what they're doing, but you don't want to bug an engineer every time you want to update an image asset. The process of uploads and invalidations can be too complex for non-technical staff, which can bottleneck content delivery and updates.