• Content Distribution Networks

    We have partnered with Amazon AWS for CDN services called Cloudfront. Every company has its strengths and weakness and CDN is one of AWS’s strengths.

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    Cloudfront Overview

    Amazon CloudFront is a web service CDN for delivery of static and streaming content. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services but it can be used stand-alone too, via an extensive API. Amazon Cloudfront has POPs (internet point-of-presence) in US, EU, Asia, Australia and South-America and offers a no-commitments price plan.

    Network Map

    Amazon CloudFront has many edge servers in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and South-America, but not (yet) in China.

  • Features & Support

    Amazon CloudFront offers many of the features you may expect from a CDN, like Origin-Pull, Purge and Gzip compression. It’s good to know that the control panel is very limited: you really need to use the CDN via the API. Also, unless you pay extra, you cannot call or email AWS for support.

    Features & Support
    Origin-Pull (Origin pull is called “Custom Origin” when creating a new Cloudfront distribution)
    Push (upload to CDN servers) (To use push, set the Cloudfront distribution to use “Amazon S3 Origin” as the source)
    Purge (Cloudfront charges $0.005 per file purged. 1,000 purges are free per month)
    Purge All
    Gzip Only if origin server does Gzip
    Persistent connections
    Honors all origin server headers
    Can override origin server headers
    Set caching headers for pushed files
    Custom CNAMEs (There is a limit of 10 CNAMEs per distribution
    Control Panel & statistics
    Access Logs
    Support (by default aws only provides a forum for community support or a extra fee for premium support. Etomic inlcude support for Cloudfront if purchased with other services)

    See AWS Cloudfront for the full product details

  • Pricing & Term

    Cloudfront charges $0.0075 to $0.0220 per 10,000 requests, on top of the costs for data transfer. Visit their pricing table for more information.

    Pricing & Contract duration
    Price US/EU traffic – low volume $0.12 per GB
    Price US/EU traffic – high volume $0.02 per GB, at 5000 TB per month
    Extra charge for APAC region traffic $0.19/GB for Hong Kong & Singapore and $0.21/GB for Japan
    Storage Free or S3 storage charges may apply for S3 backed distribution