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Amazon CloudFront: Looking Back, Looking Forward, Making Plans

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon CloudFront | | Comments

Looking Back
In 2011 we added a total of seven edge locations to Amazon CloudFront and Route 53. We also added lots of new features, as I documented last year.

Looking Forward
Our newest edge locations are located in Milan, Italy and Osaka, Japan. This brings our total worldwide location count to 26 (see the CloudFront page for a complete list). Each new edge location helps lower latency and improves performance for your end users.

Making Plans
We have additional locations in the pipeline for 2012 and beyond. Our planning process takes a number of factors in to account including notes from our sales team and discussions on the Amazon CloudFront forum. We also collect latency measurements from a number of points around the globe to our current set of locations and correlate them with broadband Internet penetration and existing Amazon CloudFront usage in the area.

I would also like to invite you to participate in the Amazon CloudFront Edge Location Survey. We are very interested in your suggestions for additional locations. We’d also like to learn a bit more about the type of content that you deliver to your customers.

All Aboard
The CloudFront team is hiring. We need some Software Development Engineers, a Senior Systems Engineer,a Senior Software Development Manager,  a Product Manager, and a Business Development Representative.

— Jeff;