Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Amazon CloudFront

Global Data Ingestion with Amazon CloudFront and Lambda@Edge

Special thanks to Raul Frias for contributing to this blog post Lambda@Edge enables you to run AWS Lambda functions globally so that you can process and respond to user requests at low latencies. Running Lambda functions in close geographical proximity to users helps satisfy a number of use cases, such as website personalization, Search Engine […]

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Visitor Prioritization on e-Commerce Websites with CloudFront and Lambda@Edge

For online retailers, the annual holiday season, special sales and new product launches are all exciting events that typically drive a rapid increase in site traffic. With Amazon CloudFront and Lambda@Edge, you can now build a Flash Crowd Management workflow that lets you control what proportion of incoming shopper traffic is allowed to access your backend application, while directing the remaining shoppers to a temporary waiting room- an alternate site where you can provide them a branded experience while they await their turn to access the application.

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AWS Best Practices for DDoS Resiliency – Updated Whitepaper Now Available

Come read the 2018 version of the AWS Best Practices for DDoS Resiliency whitepaper. In this whitepaper, we provide you with prescriptive DDoS guidance to build applications that are resilient to DDoS attacks. We describe different attack types, such as volumetric attacks and application layer attacks, and explain which best practices are most effective to manage each attack type.

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Reducing Latency and Shifting Compute to the Edge with Lambda@Edge

Lambda@Edge provides you with the ability to bring compute power closer to client applications. With the recent increase in function limits and ability to send binary responses, as well as the addition of remote calling from functions, the capabilities of Lambda@Edge have grown. This post demonstrates how you can take an application with a relatively slow rate of changing data and use Lambda@Edge to both provide low latency data to application clients and remove unnecessary calls to a backend service.

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Accelerating your Drupal Content with Amazon CloudFront

Drupal is a powerful content management system (CMS) that has powered has powered over a million websites. Drupal is flexible, scalable, and backed by a large open source community. Amazon CloudFront can accelerate the performance of your Drupal site while also improving your overall security posture. Read more about integrating Amazon CloudFront in front of a Drupal site with this step-by-step guide.

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