Amazon CloudFront compared to Instart Logic

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

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Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Amazon CloudFront Instart Logic
PoPs 41 30 PoPs + 140 PoPs in China (powered by ChinaCache)
Purge All Not supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Not supported Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Partially supported Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Not supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Partially supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Fully supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Fully supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Not supported Not supported
Online signup Fully supported Not supported
API Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported Not supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Unknown
Custom SSL Certificates Partially supported Unknown
Wildcard SSL Certificates Partially supported Not supported
Support Phone and Email support (extra charge), Community Forum (free) Email and Phone support
Video On Demand (VoD) Additional costs Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Additional costs Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Additional costs Additional costs

Pricing Amazon CloudFront vs Instart Logic

Amazon CloudFront Instart Logic
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.

INSTART LOGIC Description

Instart Logic is a CDN provider founded in 2010, and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. The company is known for its $100 million contract buyout campaign targeted at Akamai customers.

Customers in the Instart Logic portfolio include, or have included: Quora, Washington Post, and Kongregate. At the time of writing, the listings on the website seem out-of-date, as GameStop, Staples, Shutterstock, Yum!, L’Oreal and Pizza Hut no (longer) look to be customers of Instart Logic. At least not for static file delivery.

Through a partnership with ChinaCache, Instart Logic offers coverage of mainland China with points of presence (PoPs) in roughly 140 cities.

Instart Logic supports SPDY.

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