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

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon CloudFront, Route 53 | | Comments

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 Coverage
These new locations will improve performance and availability for end users of applications being served by CloudFront and Route 53 and bring the total number of AWS edge locations to 51 worldwide. Here’s the breakdown:

  • United States (20)
  • Europe (16)
  • Asia (12)
  • Australia (1)
  • South America (2)

If you’re already using Amazon CloudFront or Amazon Route 53, you don’t need to do anything to your applications to take advantage of these new edge locations – requests from your end users in these locations will automatically be routed for the best possible performance.

Full Functionality
These new edge locations support all Amazon CloudFront functionality, including accelerating your entire website (static, dynamic and interactive content), live and on-demand streaming media, and security features like custom SSL certificates, private content, and geo-restriction of content. They also support all Amazon Route 53 functionality including health checks, DNS failover, and latency-based routing.

Pricing
The pricing for the edge location in Taipei is the same as that in Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore and the pricing for the edge location in Rio de Janeiro is the same as that in So Paolo. That means your end users in these regions will benefit from the lower latency without any additional costs.

CloudFront Webinar
Would you like to learn more about how to use custom SSL certificates and geo-restriction of content to exercise additional control over how and where your content is delivered? If so, I encourage you to register for our upcoming webinar, Using Amazon CloudFront to Protect Your Content Delivery. The webinar is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is a must. It will take place on February 4th, 2014 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time.

— Jeff;