We are excited to announce the launch of our newest edge location in Seoul, Korea to serve end users of Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53. This is our first edge location in Korea and each new edge location helps to lower latency and improve performance for your end users. We plan to continue to add new edge locations worldwide.
If you’re already using Amazon CloudFront or Amazon Route 53, you don't need to do anything to your applications as requests are automatically routed to this location when appropriate.
Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. Amazon Route 53 is designed to be fast, easy to use, and cost-effective. It answers DNS queries with low latency by using a global network of DNS servers. Queries for your domain are automatically routed to the nearest DNS server, and thus answered with the best possible performance.
Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) that can be used to deliver your entire website, including dynamic, static and streaming content using a global network of edge locations. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services to give developers and businesses an easy way to distribute content to end users with low latency, high data transfer speeds, and no required minimum commitments.
We’d also like to invite you to join our “Whole Site Delivery with Amazon CloudFront” webinar on May 16th at 10:00AM Pacific Time. In this webinar, we’ll demonstrate how you can use Amazon CloudFront to help architect your site to deliver both static and dynamic content (portions of your site that change for each end-user). You can register here for this webinar.
Like all Amazon CloudFront edge locations, our Seoul edge location supports all Amazon CloudFront features. With the addition of this location, Amazon CloudFront now has a total of 40 edge locations worldwide.