Amazon CloudFront compared to Comcast

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Amazon CloudFront and Comcast. We hope this helps you compare these two Content Delivery Networks. You can find additional tips that help you select the right CDN here.

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Amazon CloudFront Comcast
PoPs 41 93
Purge All Not supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Not supported Not supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Partially supported Not supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Fully supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Partially supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Fully supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Upon request
Real time statistics Not supported Fully supported
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Purge, Statistics
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Partially supported Fully supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates Partially supported Not supported
Support Phone and Email support (extra charge), Community Forum (free) Phone and Email support
Video On Demand (VoD) Additional costs Not supported
RTMP Streaming Additional costs Not supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Additional costs Fully supported

Pricing Amazon CloudFront vs Comcast

Amazon CloudFront Comcast
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) $0.085 per GB N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) $0.040 per GB (350TB+) N/A
APAC Traffic $0.140 - $0.170 per GB N/A
LATAM Traffic $0.250 per GB N/A
Extra costs
  • $0.0075 per 10,000 HTTP Requests (US)
  • $0.0100 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (US)
  • $0.0090 per 10,000 HTTP Requests (EU/RoW ex. SA)
  • $0.0120 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (EU/RoW ex. SA & AU)
  • $0.0160 per 10,000 HTTP Requests (SA)
  • $0.0220 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (SA)
  • $0.0125 per 10,000 HTTPS Requests (AU)
  • $0.005 per file invalidation (purge) request (first 1000 per month are free)
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AMAZON CLOUDFRONT Description

Cloudfront is a CDN by Amazon, which can be used on a stand-alone basis, or in combination with other Amazon web products.

The CDN integrates very well with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and is often used in combination with their storage solution Amazon S3.

Amazon Cloudfront offers on-demand, no-commitment pricing plans which can be found on their website. The pricing overview of Cloudfront is slightly complex; customers should be aware that the unit prices for bandwidth and requests differ per region.

Current customers of Cloudfront are not published, but CDN Overview has located a few such as: NHL and Nasty Gal. We’ll be updating the list as we find more.

To compare Cloudfront to other providers, click the links at the bottom of this page, or enter your own comparison using the search function.

COMCAST Description

In 2014, Comcast debuted their CDN service. With their own CDN in place, Comcast can deliver a better experience to their already existing consumer base. Unique in the CDN landscape, we can label Comcast a B2C CDN service provider.

As the ISP, cable owner and CDN provider, Comcast is able to offer an excellent SLA and potentially lower pricing, when compared to 3rd party CDN providers who do not own the network they operate on.

The Comcast CDN is regional and offers PoPs within the US only. The CDN service is therefore not suited for businesses with a global userbase, unless it is combined with other CDN providers in a multi-CDN setup. Warpcache is a multi-CDN provider that offers the Comcast CDN in combination with others.

COMCAST Resellers

Warpcache is a reseller of Comcast. For more information about the Comcast content delivery network, services and pricing, get in touch here.

Comcast is a very suitable provider for a multi-CDN setup. Warpcache resells multiple providers, both in an integrated multi-CDN solution and separately.

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