Networking & Content Delivery

Category: AWS CloudFormation

Running multicast-enabled containers on AWS

Introduction Multicast is a popular IP-based communication mechanism that is actively employed in many industry verticals, including finance, media, telco, transportation, and others. This post describes how to enable multicast in container environments orchestrated by Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS). Although Amazon ECS is a fully managed container orchestration service, some additional steps must be […]

Automate Networking foundation in multi-account environments

As AWS customers adopt multi-account strategies, they need to have cross-account networking in their AWS environment. They also need to extend their network across multiple AWS Regions when creating multi-Region applications or disaster recovery environments. AWS has many services and features that allow you do to exactly that with great flexibility. But for users that […]

Moving towards DevOps CI/CD approach to configure and manage AWS networking resources

Introduction Organizations are moving from traditional monolithic data center networks to an agile application programming interface (API) driven cloud network. As a result, customers are looking for an efficient and reliable way to make changes to their cloud network infrastructure. They want to adopt a pipeline driven approach to make any network changes following DevOps […]

Integrating Network Connectivity Testing with Infrastructure Deployment

This post shows how to integrate and automate network testing as part of AWS infrastructure deployment. We will show you how to use a new tool, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Network Tester, to perform connectivity testing between a source resource and a destination resource in Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). It supports testing resources deployed via AWS Management Console, SDK, Command Line Interface (CLI) or via a CI/CD pipeline.

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Automating connectivity assessments with VPC Reachability Analyzer

If your network architecture is complex, and you’d like to quickly identify application connectivity issues due to infrastructure changes, then the new Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Reachability Analyzer can help. Often times, it is not always clear if changes to VPC infrastructure are affecting connectivity to applications and other AWS services. By implementing automated […]

Automating DNS infrastructure using Route 53 Resolver endpoints

Introduction DNS name resolution is a fundamental part of all on-premises and cloud networks. For customers with hybrid networks, additional infrastructure and configuration are needed for private DNS resolution to work seamlessly across environments. However, building this type of DNS infrastructure in a multi-account environment is complex. In this post, we show how to automate […]

AWS Global Accelerator with CloudFormation

Using AWS CloudFormation with AWS Global Accelerator

AWS Global Accelerator is a networking service that helps you achieve lower latency, greater performance, and higher availability for internet traffic between your users’ client devices and your applications running on AWS. By using AWS CloudFormation with Global Accelerator, customers can use the power of infrastructure as code to build Global Accelerator deployments in a safe, secure, and repeatable manner. This blog […]

Securing VPCs Egress using IDS/IPS leveraging Transit Gateway

In a typical enterprise network, customers have VPCs across multiple accounts within an AWS Region to segment workloads. This segmentation can take different forms and depends on the company structure, security policy, business functions, and model. The drivers of the segmentation can vary. For example, segmentation could be driven by security and regulatory requirements, costs, […]

Migrate from Transit VPC to AWS Transit Gateway

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) provides you with the ability to create as many virtual networks as you need. It also provides different options for connecting these networks to each other and to non-AWS infrastructure, such as on-premises data centers, remote headquarters, or other offices. Most of you start this journey with a few […]

Managing Lambda@Edge and CloudFront deployments by using a CI/CD pipeline

As promised in my previous post of this series about Lambda@Edge, in this new blog post I’m sharing some best practices for managing a Lambda@Edge application. So how do you roll out code or configuration changes to a Lambda@Edge function and Amazon CloudFront distribution in a safe and controlled way? Over time, as your application evolves, you’ll […]