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What is the Best CDN Model? A Closer Look At Akamai, CloudFront And Incapsula

Posted By erikemanuelli on Technology - This article discusses traditional CDN, dedicated CDN and security CDN approaches, as epitomized by Akamai, Amazon CloudFront and Incapsula, respectively.

This post will look at the evolution of the different models, their advantages and disadvantages, and the ideal type of customer for each approach.



Anyone know of a CDN expert? There are a lot of players in this space and their implementations vary a lot. I'm inclined to favor the ones that focus on security as well as page load speed and redundancy.


I use CloudFlare, a similar type of CDN like Incapsula. It's pretty effective in thwarting basic DDoS attack, but for a more sophisticated protection, I think Incapsula is better.


I use cloud flare as well... but if you really want to see the big difference! Get a host with SSHD Solid State Hard Drive. What a dream, as you can see blog engage never has issues anymore like that past. But my host also includes integration with CloudFlare and they have been fantastic.

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