Networking & Content Delivery

Integrating sub-1 Gbps hosted connections with AWS Transit Gateway

AWS Transit Gateway provides you with the ability to connect multiple VPCs, VPNs and scale up to 5,000 attachments. It simplifies management and reduces operational costs of networks within your AWS environments and connectivity from on-premises networks. AWS has added support for integrating AWS Transit Gateway with AWS Direct Connect gateways. AWS Direct Connect gateway […]

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Handling Redirects@Edge Part 2

In continuation with our series on Handling Redirects@Edge, in this blog post, we will explore how you can leverage Amazon CloudFront, Lambda@Edge and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) to offload the origin from URL redirection with more advanced capabilities. As part of this solution, we offer a simple custom-built user interface to define and manage […]

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Accelerating WordPress with CloudFront using the AWS for WordPress Plugin

AWS for WordPress WordPress is a technological marvel in the number of internet sites it powers and the momentum with which developers actively contribute to the community. Recent estimates put WordPress at powering more than 34% of internet sites, and more than 50,000 plugins are available through WordPress.org covering everything from security enhancements to SEO […]

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Creating a single internet exit point from multiple VPCs Using AWS Transit Gateway

In this post, we show you how to centralize outbound internet traffic from many VPCs without compromising VPC isolation. Using AWS Transit Gateway, you can configure a single VPC with multiple NAT gateways to consolidate outbound traffic for numerous VPCs. At the same time, you can use multiple route tables within the transit gateway to […]

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Automating AWS Transit Gateway attachments to a transit gateway in a central account

As IT environments grow, they can become more complex, with additional accounts, VPCs, and the networking between them. AWS Transit Gateway is a service that addresses networking complexity by building a hub-and-spoke network to simplify your network routing and security. With Transit Gateway, you can connect your Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) that span multiple accounts […]

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Performing Route 53 health checks on private resources in a VPC with AWS Lambda and Amazon CloudWatch

If you have ever used Amazon Route 53 health checks to monitor resources, you know that monitored resources must have public IP addresses. This is because Route 53 health checkers are public and they can only monitor hosts with IP addresses that are publicly routable on the internet. You may want to monitor your resources […]

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Using multiple content delivery networks for video streaming – part 1

Introduction Today, viewing video content is a prevalent form of online activity whether in entertainment, education, marketing, or information. For example, as a Solutions Architect at AWS, I tend to watch hours of video a week to learn about technologies, and I also leverage video content to convey ideas and best practices in a scalable […]

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Generating dynamic error responses in Amazon CloudFront with Lambda@Edge

Amazon CloudFront allows you to create custom error pages for specific HTTP status codes and to change response codes. CloudFront also offers origin failover capability, with which you can easily set up failover logic between combinations of AWS origins or non-AWS custom HTTP origins. This creates minimal interruption in your viewer’s experience. However, while these […]

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Analyzing and visualizing AWS Global Accelerator flow logs using Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight

AWS Global Accelerator simplifies multi-region cloud deployments while leveraging the AWS vast, highly available, and congestion-free global network. Global Accelerator uses a pair of static anycast IP addresses to direct you to the application that is geographically closest and has healthy endpoints, using routing policies that you configure. This feature makes sure that you have […]

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