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Amazon CloudFront


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Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) offered by Amazon Web Services. CloudFront operates on a pay-as-you-go basis. The service was launched in Beta on November 18, 2008. CloudFront has servers located in Europe (United Kingdom, Ireland, The Netherlands, and Germany), Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan) as well as in several major cities in the United States. CloudFront competes with larger content delivery networks such as Akamai and Limelight Networks. Upon launch, Larry Dignan of ZDNet News stated that CloudFront could cause price and margin reductions from competing CDNs.


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