Posted On: Apr 8, 2021

Amazon CloudFront announces a new Regional Edge Cache (REC) located in US West (Northern California). As part of this launch, a few CloudFront Edge locations that previously sent their origin requests through the REC in Oregon will now send their requests through the REC in Northern California. Because of their proximity to Northern California, or more direct connections to Northern California, these Edge locations will see as much as a 60% reduction in latency fetching content from the California REC when compared to the Oregon REC. 

CloudFront now operates 13 Regional Edge Caches around the world which act as mid-tier caching layers positioned between CloudFront’s Edge locations and your origins. These mid-tier caches provide incremental cache width to retain your content for longer periods of time, and further protect your origin from traffic spikes. Like all Regional Edge Caches, the location in Northern California is provided free of charge and automatically included by default for your CloudFront distributions. No configuration change is required to take advantage of CloudFront’s Regional Edge Caches. 

For more information on CloudFront’s global infrastructure, including the location of each Regional Edge Cache, go to Amazon CloudFront Key Features page.