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Tag: Route 53

Domain Name Health Checks for Route 53

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. Last year we introduced Route 53 health checks. You can configure these health checks to route traffic to a backup website in the event that your primary website fails to respond as expected. We have since enhanced the basic health […]

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Route 53 and CloudTrail Checks for the AWS Trusted Advisor

The AWS Trusted Advisor monitors your AWS resources and provides you with advice for cost optimization, security, performance, and fault tolerance. Today we are adding five additional checks that will be of benefit to users of Amazon Route 53 (Domain Name Services) and AWS CloudTrail (recording and logging of AWS API calls). With today’s launch, […]

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Two New Edge Locations for CloudFront and Route 53 – Taipei and Rio de Janeiro

I am happy to announce the launch of edge locations in Taipei, Taiwan and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53. This is our first edge location in Taiwan and our second edge location in Brazil (joining So Paulo). Global CoverageThese new locations will improve performance and availability for end users […]

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Route 53 Health Checks, DNS Failover, and CloudWatch

Earlier this year we introduced a new DNS failover feature for Amazon Route 53. If you enable this feature and create one or more health checks, Route 53 will periodically run the checks and switch to a secondary address (possibly a static website hosted on Amazon S3) if several consecutive checks fail. Today we are […]

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