Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Amazon CloudFront

Unpacking SNI-based SSL and dedicated IP SSL for Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) that securely delivers static and dynamic web content with low latency and high transfer speeds using a global network of edge locations. When you request content that is served via CloudFront, you are routed to the nearest edge location in order to minimize network latency and maximize […]

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Amazon CloudFront Announces Cache and Origin Request Policies

Amazon CloudFront’s new Cache and Origin Request Policies give you more control over the way CloudFront uses request data to influence both the cache key and the request that is forwarded to the origin on a cache miss. This gives you more flexibility while enabling better control and efficiency of the caching that CloudFront performs. […]

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Securing and Accessing Secrets from Lambda@Edge using AWS Secrets Manager

Lambda@Edge is a feature of Amazon CloudFront that lets you run code closer to users of your application, across on the globe, improving performance and reducing latency. This feature is useful for enriching HTTP requests with filters, security headers, and dynamically routing a request to a specific origin. When working with Lambda@Edge, there are situations where […]

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Serving SSE-KMS encrypted content from S3 using CloudFront

Introduction A best practice for your web applications is to use Amazon S3 to store content and Amazon CloudFront to deliver it to users. When building this way, AWS Well-Architected Framework recommends protecting your data at rest and in transit. Encryption is one of protection controls AWS provides you to reduce the risks of unauthorized access, loss, […]

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Slashing CloudFront change propagation times in 2020 – recent changes and looking forward

Over the past couple of months we’ve deployed a series of changes that significantly reduced the average change propagation time and the frequency of spikes. Now instead of change propagation times that averaged between 17 and 35 minutes, we’re now at a point where we are reliably pushing these changes within 5 minutes. Read more about the recent changes.

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Improve your website performance with Amazon CloudFront

For consumer-facing websites, the speed at which the site loads directly impacts the user’s browsing experience and the success of your business. If your website takes a long time to load, your users might abandon it before completing their transaction, affecting your revenue. You can use a content delivery network (CDN) like Amazon CloudFront to […]

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Using multiple content delivery networks for video streaming – part 2

If you are reading part two of this two-part blog series, it probably means that you operate a video streaming service for millions of viewers, with high sensitivity to performance, and you are considering multiple CDNs for your video delivery. In this part, I will guide you through important questions to consider when deploying a […]

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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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