Networking & Content Delivery

Debugging tool for network connectivity from Amazon VPC

Resources in AWS rely heavily on their underlying network to deliver a service at optimal performance. For example, your databases could be fine-tuned and your front end application servers could be running on the most expensive, high-end Amazon EC2 instances available. However, if the underlying network is experiencing an issue, all of these beneficial factors […]

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Aggregating Lambda@Edge Logs

Just as with AWS Lambda, Lambda@Edge supports logging to CloudWatch, which can help you to troubleshoot your Lambda function code or to log custom data that is not available in CloudFront access logs.  Lambda@Edge functions are replicated around the world so CloudFront can invoke them closer to your end viewers, and CloudWatch log files for […]

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Introducing AWS Client VPN to Securely Access AWS and On-Premises Resources

Many organizations, both small and large, rely on some form of client virtual private network (VPN) connectivity to facilitate secure remote user access to resources hosted on internal networks. This has often meant relying on on-premises VPN hardware or provisioning client VPN infrastructure in EC2 instances. Managing these client-based VPN solutions presents scaling and operational […]

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Managing Lambda@Edge and CloudFront deployments by using a CI/CD pipeline

As promised in my previous post of this series about Lambda@Edge, in this new blog post I’m sharing some best practices for managing a Lambda@Edge application. So how do you roll out code or configuration changes to a Lambda@Edge function and Amazon CloudFront distribution in a safe and controlled way? Over time, as your application evolves, you’ll […]

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Lambda functions as targets for Application Load Balancers

As of today, Application Load Balancers (ALBs) now support AWS Lambda functions as targets. Build websites and web applications as serverless code, using AWS Lambda to manage and run your functions, and then configure an ALB to provide a simple HTTP/S frontend for requests coming from web browsers and clients. Triggering a Lambda Function from […]

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Ten years of securing, accelerating, and scaling apps around the world – Amazon CloudFront marks its 10th anniversary.

First of all, thank you to each and every one of you who use the Amazon CloudFront service every day. CloudFront’s growth and evolution over the past decade would not have been possible without your feedback—input that has shaped the service since day one. We are excited to have just celebrated our 10-year anniversary of […]

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Introducing Bring Your Own IP (BYOIP) for Amazon VPC

A public IP address is a big part of what is used to identify you on the public internet. In cases such as migration, whitelisting, or even IP address reputation, it can be important to you as the application owner, that your application’s IP address remains the same, or in the case of a migration, […]

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Amazon CloudFront Announces New Edge Locations in the United Arab Emirates

Amazon CloudFront is excited to formally announce the launch of two new Edge locations in the United Arab Emirates: Dubai and Fujairah. The launch of these two Edge locations helps extend the benefits of AWS services closer to your end viewers. CloudFront’s integration with other AWS services like Amazon S3, EC2, AWS Shield, AWS WAF, […]

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Leveraging Lambda@Edge for AdTech: Cookie Syncing at the Edge

In online advertising, cookies play a key role in identifying and profiling users. They allow advertisers to display targeted and personalized ads to users as they browse the internet, from a desktop browser or mobile browser. Advertisers can achieve this personalization by assigning a cookie to users when their ads are displayed on websites or […]

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