Comparison of the Internap and Amazon Cloudfront CDNs
In the tables below you can easily compare
Internap and Amazon Cloudfront for POP locations, pricing and features & support.
We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these Content Delivery Networks.
POPs in North-America
US edge locations are in Ashburn, VA; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Los Angeles, CA (2); Miami, FL; New York, NY (2); Newark, NJ; Palo Alto, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA, South Bend, IN and St. Louis, MO
POPs in Europe
European edge locations are in Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Stockholm and Milan.
POPs in Asia (not China)
Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul.
POPs in China
POPs in Australia
POPs in South-America
POPs in Middle-East
POPs in Africa
A POP is a Point Of Presence, an access point to the Internet. It is a physical, strategically placed location that houses multiple CDN servers.
Note: custom price plans are very common in the CDN market, especially for large volume customers. We recommend you always talk to the CDN provider about your needs and requirements and work with them to get a best-fit deal.
Features & Support
Origin pull is called "Custom Origin" when creating a new Cloudfront distribution.
Push (upload to CDN servers)
Files can be uploaded to the CDN POPs via FTP, the control panel and rsync.
To use push, set the Cloudfront distribution to use "Amazon S3 Origin" as the source.
Both MediaConsole (the Internap online control panel) and the API support single file, multiple file (folder), and wildcard purge. The Cache Purge Manager tool built into MediaConsole allows ad hoc or scheduled purges.
Cloudfront charges $0.005 per file purged. 1,000 purges are free per month.
Can be done via the online control panel and API.
Only if origin server does Gzip
Honors all origin server headers
Can override origin server headers
Internap offers lots of possibilities for this.
Set caching headers for pushed files
There is a limit of 10 CNAMEs per distribution.
Internap offers a free, shared wildcard certificate (no CNAME) and the option to upload your certificate, have a custom CNAME at $200/month.
Control Panel & statistics
Access logs can be optionally written to a S3 bucket.
Internap operates dual Network Operating Centers for geographic diversity, and staff the NOC with front line engineering resources who have the skills and tools to resolve network issues on the first call. The NOC is available 24/7/365 by phone, email, and chat. Internap received a Stevie® Award for 'Best Customer Service Department' of the Year at the 2011 American Business Awards.
By default aws only provides a forum for community support. Premium support is available at extra charges.
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