Networking & Content Delivery

Building a Serverless Subscription Service using Lambda@Edge

Personalizing content helps to drive subscriptions, improve revenue, and increase retention rates by providing a more engaging and responsive customer experience. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to build a serverless subscription service for your website that personalizes and monetizes content by using Amazon CloudFront and AWS Lambda@Edge. Customers have typically used content delivery networks […]

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Simple Serverless Video On Demand (VOD) Workflow

This post discusses the basics of setting up a simple serverless video on demand (VOD) workflow so you can experiment with streaming video with minimal configurations required. (If you have a more advanced VOD use case, check out this post and CloudFormation template from AWS Answers.) To setup a serveless video transcoding workflow, you first […]

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How to securely publish Internet applications at scale using Application Load Balancer and AWS PrivateLink

If you have applications spread across multiple Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and want to expose those applications to the Internet, you can choose from different approaches. One option is to give each VPC its own dedicated connectivity to the Internet through an attached Internet gateway. Another approach is to centralize access from the Internet through […]

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Global Data Ingestion with Amazon CloudFront and Lambda@Edge

Special thanks to Raul Frias for contributing to this blog post Lambda@Edge enables you to run AWS Lambda functions globally so that you can process and respond to user requests at low latencies. Running Lambda functions in close geographical proximity to users helps satisfy a number of use cases, such as website personalization, Search Engine […]

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How to use AWS PrivateLink to secure and scale web filtering using explicit proxy

Many customers use web filtering proxy solutions to monitor and control web traffic from their VPCs. When you have many accounts and VPCs, you will need to deploy multiple stacks of these solutions. This increases the complexity and overhead of managing these solutions. By centralizing the web filtering proxy service, you can easily and securely […]

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Visitor Prioritization on e-Commerce Websites with CloudFront and Lambda@Edge

For online retailers, the annual holiday season, special sales and new product launches are all exciting events that typically drive a rapid increase in site traffic. With Amazon CloudFront and Lambda@Edge, you can now build a Flash Crowd Management workflow that lets you control what proportion of incoming shopper traffic is allowed to access your backend application, while directing the remaining shoppers to a temporary waiting room- an alternate site where you can provide them a branded experience while they await their turn to access the application.

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AWS Best Practices for DDoS Resiliency – Updated Whitepaper Now Available

Come read the 2018 version of the AWS Best Practices for DDoS Resiliency whitepaper. In this whitepaper, we provide you with prescriptive DDoS guidance to build applications that are resilient to DDoS attacks. We describe different attack types, such as volumetric attacks and application layer attacks, and explain which best practices are most effective to manage each attack type.

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Identifying unhealthy targets of Elastic Load Balancer

Introduction The Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) service provides you with Amazon CloudWatch metrics (HealthyHostCount and UnhealthyHostCount) to monitor the targets behind your load balancers. Although the unhealthy host count metric gives the aggregate number of failed hosts, there is a common pain point when you create an alarm for unhealthy hosts based on these metrics. […]

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