Posted On: Oct 31, 2017
Nearly nine years ago, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of Amazon CloudFront, its global Content Delivery Network (CDN). What started as a novel, high-performing edge network with 14 Points of Presence has now grown to support millions of viewers around the world. Today, we are excited to announce our 100th Point of Presence (89 Edge Locations and 11 Regional Edge Caches) in one of Amazon CloudFront’s fastest growing geographies, Japan. Our 100th Point of Presence (POP) is also the fifth Edge Location in Tokyo, and our sixth in Japan.
Amazon CloudFront’s 100 Points of Presence reach around the globe, with sites in 50 cities and 23 countries. In the past year, we have increased the size of our network by more than 50 percent, adding 37 locations. Included among these additions are nine new cities and four new countries*: Berlin, Germany; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Prague, Czech Republic*; Boston, Massachusetts; Munich, Germany; Vienna, Austria*; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia*; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Zurich, Switzerland*.
During 2016’s re:Invent conference, we announced a new type of caching layer called Regional Edge Caches, which added 11 Points of Presence to our network. These locations have a larger cache-width than our classic Edge Locations and sit between our Edge Locations and the customer’s origin server. This allows us to cache the customer’s content longer and closer to their viewers thus reducing the load on the customer’s origin and making origin fetches faster.
We are honored to work with customers of all sizes around the world. From the individual blogger or small business owner, to the world’s largest corporations, we value each of you and thank you for being a part of our global network!
To learn more about Amazon CloudFront and how to get started, please visit our webpage to see our upcoming webinars.