Amazon Cloudfront Functions compared to Vercel

Amazon Cloudfront Functions


Edge Features of Amazon Cloudfront Functions compared to Vercel
Amazon Cloudfront FunctionsFeaturesVercel
Functions / Serverless
JavaScript, Go, C, C++, .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, RubyFunctions Supported LanguagesNode.js, Go, Python, Ruby
Worker.js Environment
Yes, through EC2 Container Registry (ECR)Docker Support
Docker Private Registry
Kubernetes Support
Managed Kubernetes
All POPs connected to your Cloudfront propertyAvailability Regions23 Edge locations
128Default Memory (MB)1024
3008Maximum Memory (MB)3008
3,000Execution Time (ms)10,000
900,000Maximum Execution Time (ms)900,000
6Request Payload (MB)5
6Response Payload (MB)5
Green Energy
Unsupported Paid Feature Supported Unknown


Amazon Cloudfront Functions

Amazon Cloudfront Function introduces cloud computing to every CloudFront pop around the globe.

Amazon Cloudfront Functions differs from Amazon’s Lambda@Edge because CloudFront’s servers have been located traditionally at the edges of Amazon’s gigantic global network of servers. This means CloudFront functions will run closer to the end-user than traditional Lambda’s, which usually run within customers' own VPN or behind loadbalancers.

With this change in approach, Amazon hopes to even further play into the serverless space that is to become the future of IaaS or Serverless as a Service.

Given Amazon’s massive reach and the tremendously popular CloudFront product, this will surely be a success going forward. Perhaps even replacing Amazon’s Lambda@Edge in the long term?


Formerly known as ZEIT, Vercel has a lot to offer in the serverless movement.

ZEIT was one of the pioneering companies at the time pushing Serverless technology. ZEIT’s first focus was to ease deployments, which resulted in the creation of Next.js.

Some of Vercel’s customers include AirBnB, Auth0, GitHub and the Washington Post.

Vercel announced a whopping $21M Series A funding early 2020.