Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Intermediate (200)

Securing CloudFront distributions

Securing CloudFront Distributions using OpenID Connect and AWS Secrets Manager

Amazon CloudFront is a CDN that is used to securely deliver content, applications, and APIs to globally dispersed customers with low-latency and high transfer speeds. Amazon CloudFront is ideal for serving-up websites, caching content, and delivering static files to users across the globe. This blog post will allow organizations who host private web apps on Amazon […]

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Creating active passive BGP connections over AWS Direct Connect

Creating active/passive BGP connections over AWS Direct Connect

There are many ways to connect your data centers to Amazon Web Services. This blog post answers a few common questions that customers ask us when trying to build a communications path over AWS Direct Connect (DX). In particular, how to create active passive Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) connections with AWS over Direct Connect. To […]

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Diagnosing traffic disruption using AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager Route Analyzer

Diagnosing problems in your network traffic or fixing routing issues between your AWS Transit Gateways can be complex. The new Route Analyzer feature for AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager is designed to diagnose and resolve network disruptions quickly. With Network Manager, you can centrally manage networks built around AWS Transit Gateways. You are able to […]

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Building a global network using AWS Transit Gateway Inter-Region peering

Global companies have historically dedicated considerable financial and engineering resources to building wide-area-networks (WANs) so people in different geographies could stay connected and operate as a single entity. Those WANs are typically implemented using Carrier Ethernet (CE) services delivered by leading telecommunications providers, commonly referred to as MPLS services. In recent years, the IT “center […]

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Introducing Amazon CloudWatch Metrics for AWS Direct Connect virtual interfaces

AWS Direct Connect (DX) recently launched support for virtual interface (VIF) metrics in Amazon CloudWatch. With this new enhancement, CloudWatch can now track metrics at the DX VIF level and provide greater insight into utilization. You can set up alarms based on metrics and trigger actions to remediate problems. I’ve heard from many customers that […]

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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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Accessing private Application Load Balancers and EC2 instances through AWS Global Accelerator

Many Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) offer a feature to obfuscate the source origin through functionality commonly referred to as origin cloaking. Using AWS Global Accelerator with Client IP Address Preservation capability, similar functionally can be facilitated. Private Application Load Balancers (ALBs) and private EC2 instances can be accessed through Global Accelerator in a secure and simplified manner. AWS […]

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How to integrate third-party firewall appliances into an AWS environment

Update October 11, 2020 – While the implementations described in this post remain valid, it was written before Gateway Load Balancer became available. Gateway Load Balancer is designed specifically for adding firewalls and other virtual network appliances to your AWS network. If you would like to learn more, Introducing AWS Gateway Load Balancer: supported architecture […]

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Network Architecture that shows Direct Connect Gateway attached to private virtual interface, and associated to virtual private gateway in two region.

Setting up AWS Direct Connect gateway to route DX traffic to any AWS Region

Direct Connect Senior Product Managers Madhura Kale and Erik Klavon contributed to this post. AWS Direct Connect (DX) has been a popular method for businesses to connect to AWS services, giving users a secure and reliable connection to an AWS Region. There are more than 100 DX locations available globally across major cities. However, you […]

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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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