Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Architecture

Creating Disaster Recovery Mechanisms Using Amazon Route 53

We’ll start by outlining how AWS services provide reliability using control planes and data planes, then share high-level design principles for creating a failover mechanism. Finally, we’ll explain the features of Route 53 that make your DR approach more effective.

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Target Group Load Shedding for Application Load Balancer

Load Shedding Load shedding is the practice of sacrificing enough application traffic to keep partial availability in the presence of an overload condition. Used in conjunction with strategies like load balancing, load shedding helps applications support service level agreements (SLAs) when increased traffic overwhelms available system resources. While the cloud’s elasticity reduces the need for […]

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Integrating your Directory Service’s DNS resolution with Amazon Route 53 Resolvers

There are times when your client systems must resolve a Microsoft Active Directory’s Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) before they can join a domain. Each VPC in your AWS environment is provisioned with a DNS resolver powered by Amazon Route 53. We call this an AmazonProvidedDNS. This resolver runs on the second IPv4 address from […]

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Integrate SD-WAN devices with AWS Transit Gateway and AWS Direct Connect

Many AWS customers like to use their existing Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) devices when connecting their on-premises networks to an AWS Transit Gateway. When doing this, a large number of prefixes must be advertised to and from AWS Transit Gateway. In this post, we show how to use the Transit Gateway Connect feature […]

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Centralize access using VPC interface endpoints to access AWS services across multiple VPCs

Security and cost are always a top priority for AWS customers when designing their network. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC),  and it’s related networking components, offer many tools for implementing network connectivity. One such tool is VPC endpoints. Powered by AWS PrivateLink, VPC endpoints are private connections between your VPC and another AWS service […]

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Using AWS Global Accelerator to achieve blue/green deployments

AWS Global Accelerator is a network layer service that directs traffic to optimal endpoints over the AWS global network, this improves the availability and performance of your internet applications. It provides two static anycast IP addresses that act as a fixed entry point to your application endpoints in a single or multiple AWS Regions, such […]

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Using AWS Client VPN to scale your work from home capacity

Using AWS Client VPN to scale your work from home capacity

Traditional on-premises VPN services are fixed in capacity and difficult to scale up, or down, in a rapid and on-demand fashion. Hardware constraints, licensing, and bandwidth can all be factors that prevent traditional client VPN services from scaling to meet the needs of a rapidly growing mobile workforce. Fortunately, the elasticity of cloud and pay-as-you-go […]

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