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Migrate from StackPath and HighWinds CDN to Amazon CloudFront with StormIT

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As November approaches, StackPath and HighWinds Content Delivery Network (CDN) users are facing a critical decision. Both CDNs are scheduled to cease operations at 12:00 a.m. Central (UTC-6:00) on November 22, 2023. Users, therefore, have the crucial task of finding the best alternative CDN.

What to consider when migrating from StackPath or HighWinds CDN

When making the shift from StackPath or HighWinds CDN to another CDN, it's crucial to evaluate your specific needs and find the best alternatives. Consider factors such as performance, geographic coverage, scalability, functions, and, of course, cost-effectiveness. Your choice should align precisely with your unique requirements.

Why choose Amazon CloudFront?

Out of all the CDN providers to choose from, Amazon CloudFront stands out as a strong option for several good reasons:

  • Global Network: CloudFront has an extensive global network of edge locations, ensuring rapid content delivery to users across the world. At this time there are more than 400 edge locations and more than 13 regional caches strategically located around the world. Amazon CloudFront uses AWS Backbone network (Amazon’s custom-built network with the highest standards), which enables the effective transfer of data between Edge Locations and services like EC2, S3, etc.

  • Accessible functions: As for many services from Amazon Web Services (AWS), CloudFront offers a robust list of specific functions that covers the needs of both small and large businesses around the world.
  • Ease of deployment: Getting started with CloudFront is straightforward. Its user-friendly interface facilitates quick configuration, making the migration process less dramatic.
  • Security and compliance: Easily set up SSL and TLS with free Amazon certificates. CloudFront is compliant with standards like PCI-DSS Level 1, HIPAA, and ISO 9001, ISO 27001, SOC (1, 2, and 3). Together with services like AWS WAF (Web Application Firewall) and AWS Shield, you'll also be prepared to effectively mitigate and handle any DDoS attack.
  • Pay-as-You-Go pricing: CloudFront offers a flexible pay-as-you-go pricing model. You pay only for the resources you consume, without the need to negotiate long-term contracts. This pay-as-you-go model allows you to simply test its functions first.

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How to proceed with migration

We understand that migrating your CDN can be complex, especially when there is a time pressure attached.

To simplify the process, StormIT offers a list of steps required to successfully migrate to Amazon CloudFront or even other CDN services:

1. Test Functionality: Verify that the CDN service can meet your specific technical requirements and perform as expected.
2. Evaluate performance: Measure the performance of the CDN in terms of scalability, speed, and reliability under real-world conditions.
3. Costs: Estimate the actual costs associated with using the CDN, including factors like data storage, data transfer, and computational resources.
4. Ensure security and compliance: Confirm that the CDN service can meet security and compliance standards required by your organization.
5. Train staff: Provide an opportunity for IT staff to gain experience with the new CDN environment.
6. Identify challenges: Uncover any potential challenges or issues that may arise during a migration.

Reach out to us for a hassle-free migration experience. We can help you every step of the way to getting up and running on AWS. Schedule a free consultation so you can provide us with more information about your specific needs, and we'll prepare a custom offer to meet your requirements.

How can StormIT help?

As an AWS Advanced Partner and AWS Service Delivery Partner for Amazon CloudFront with years of experience, we have the expertise needed to guide you through a seamless migration.

At StormIT, we specialize in optimizing costs for Amazon CloudFront CDN, ensuring that you get the most value from your investment. You can start with a plan for as low as 1TB/month of data transfer.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your transition from StackPath or HighWinds CDN to Amazon CloudFront is not only hassle-free but, thanks to our special price offers, also cost-effective.


In conclusion, migrating from StackPath or HighWinds CDN to Amazon CloudFront with the assistance of StormIT is a strategic move. With our expertise and the numerous benefits offered by CloudFront, you can be confident that your content delivery will be fast, reliable, and cost-efficient.

Don't hesitate to reach out to us for personalized assistance in making this transition before the November 22, 2023 deadline.

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