Networking & Content Delivery

Introducing AWS Cloud WAN (Preview)

Today, AWS announced the preview release of a new networking service, AWS Cloud WAN. Cloud WAN is a managed wide area networking (WAN) service that makes it easy for you to build, manage, and monitor a global network that connects resources running across your cloud and on-premises environments. AWS gives customers many powerful, yet simple […]

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Introducing AWS Direct Connect SiteLink

SiteLink, a new feature of AWS Direct Connect (DX), makes it easy to send data from one Direct Connect location to another, bypassing AWS Regions. If you recall, Direct Connect is a cloud service that links your network to AWS, bypassing the internet to deliver more consistent, lower-latency performance. Prior to SiteLink, it was not […]

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AWS Transit Gateway now supports Intra-Region Peering

AWS Transit Gateway now supports Intra-Region Peering

Introduction When we first released AWS Transit Gateway in 2018, it started with support for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and Site-to-Site VPN attachments. Customers loved the simplicity of deploying hub-and-spoke architectures, built-in resiliency and high availability, and the ability to scale to thousands of attachments using a single gateway. Thereafter we followed with […]

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Building Multi-Region AWS Client VPN with AWS Directory Service and Amazon Route 53

Building Multi-Region AWS Client VPN with Microsoft Active Directory and Amazon Route 53

Introduction Organizations often require a secure connection between their users and resources on internal networks. For organizations with a global workforce, traditional virtual private network (VPN) solutions can be difficult to scale. Providing a single VPN endpoint creates a single point of failure: an outage would mean loss of connectivity to critical IT infrastructure. Authenticating […]

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Building highly resilient applications using Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller, Part 1: Single-Region stack

This is the first of a two-part blog post series that shows how the recently launched Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller (Route 53 ARC) service allows you to centrally coordinate failovers and recovery readiness of your application. Using Route 53 ARC with a sample single-Region and multi-Region infrastructure stack, this post provides guidance for […]

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Introducing IPv6-only subnets and EC2 instances

In June 2021, we announced our continued commitment and innovation towards the enablement of IPv6 on AWS. Today, we take a monumental step forward with the ability to create an IPv6-only architecture on AWS. With this launch, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) now allows you to create IPv6-only subnets in your dual-stack VPCs and launch […]

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Amazon CloudFront introduces Response Headers Policies

Introduction Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) that delivers static and dynamic web content using a global network of edge locations. Customers benefit from better performance, reliability, and increased security of their web applications by including CloudFront in their architecture. The ability to easily modify and manage response headers has been a common […]

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Serving compressed WebGL websites using Amazon CloudFront, Amazon S3 and AWS Lambda

In this post, you will learn how to deliver compressed WebGL websites to your end users. When requested webpage objects are compressed, the transfer size is reduced, leading to faster downloads, lower cloud storage fees, and lower data transfer fees. Improved load times also directly influence the viewer experience and retention, which will help you […]

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Enabling granular operational visibility for CloudFront with CloudWatch

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) that delivers static and dynamic web content using a global network of edge locations. CloudFront integrates natively with Amazon CloudWatch to provide monitoring and observability capabilities. With the introduction of CloudFront real-time logs, it is now possible to create highly granular custom metrics in CloudWatch to view […]

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Dual-stack IPv6 architectures for AWS and hybrid networks

Introduction An increasing number of organizations are adopting IPv6 in their environments, driven by the public IPv4 space exhaustion, private IPv4 scarcity, especially within large-scale networks, and the need to provide service availability to IPv6-only clients. An intermediary step in the path to fully supporting IPv6 are dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 designs, which leverage both versions of […]

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