Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Amazon CloudFront

How to optimize content for search engines with AWS WAF Bot Control and Amazon CloudFront

Search engine crawlers – a special bot type used to index your site – are very important visitors. They make sure that your content is searchable by end users. If a crawler can’t easily read your content, then any updates you make might not be immediately reflected in the search results. Depending on the algorithms […]

Amazon CloudFront introduces Origin Access Control (OAC)

Amazon CloudFront is a global content delivery network that securely delivers applications, websites, videos, and APIs to viewers across the globe in milliseconds. Using CloudFront, customers can access different types of origin services to suit their use cases. One of the performant architectures customers adopt is to use Amazon S3 as the origin to host […]

Restricting access on HTTP API Gateway Endpoint with Lambda Authorizer

Customers use Amazon API Gateway APIs for critical production applications ranging from simple HTTP proxies to full-blown API management with request transformation, authentication, and validation. Starting in 2019, HTTP APIs have provided an enhanced alternative to the traditional API Gateway REST APIs, with HTTP APIs offering up to 60% latency reduction, 71% cost reduction, and […]

Using Amazon CloudFront and Amazon S3 to build multi-Region active-active geo proximity applications

In today’s digital-first business environment with a globally distributed customer base, it becomes important to adopt an architecture that helps customers deliver digital assets to end-users with the lowest possible latency based on the geo-proximity of assets to the end user. Companies with digital assets stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) commonly configure the traffic to be […]

Three advanced design patterns for high available applications using Amazon CloudFront

Any web application using Amazon CloudFront benefits from the inherent high availability of this AWS service. It’s a globally distributed network that is immune to local hardware failures or network congestion. Furthermore, it’s built on top of the AWS global network, which provides better isolation from the public internet. Finally, it’s designed with various advanced […]

Using latency-based routing with Amazon CloudFront for a multi-Region active-active architecture

This post guides you through setting up the networking layer for a multi-Region active-active application architecture on AWS using latency-based routing in Amazon Route 53 with Amazon CloudFront to deliver a low-latency, reliable experience for your users. Building active-active architectures using AWS networking services improves your application resiliency and performance. However, there can be cost and […]

400 Amazon CloudFront Points of Presence

Less than three years ago, we announced the 200th Point of Presence for Amazon CloudFront. Since then, we’ve continued to launch more Points of Presence to support more customers and provide them with enhanced content delivery performance. Today, CloudFront has over 400 Points of Presence in 90 cities and across 47 different countries. The expansion of our network […]

Limit access to your origins using the AWS-managed prefix list for Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront provides an easy and cost-effective way to distribute content with low latency and high data transfer speeds using a worldwide network of edge locations. To enable requests from CloudFront to access your origins (the source of your content, for example, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, the security policies on your origin […]

Amazon CloudFront introduces Server Timing headers

Introduction Amazon CloudFront has recently announced a new feature, Server Timing headers, which provides detailed performance information, such as whether content was served from cache when a request was received, how the request was routed to the CloudFront edge location, and how much time elapsed during each stage of the connection and response process. Server […]

Implementing Default Directory Indexes in Amazon S3-backed Amazon CloudFront Origins Using CloudFront Functions

Amazon CloudFront Functions now makes it possible to do things that were previously only possible with AWS Lambda@Edge, but in a more performant manner. For example, now you can manipulate the URI path—something that is essential when you want to secure an origin using an Origin Access Identity (OAI) with Amazon CloudFront. In 2017, I […]