Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Amazon Route 53

Secure your Amazon VPC DNS resolution with Amazon Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall

Introduction There are many services that help you configure network security within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), including security groups (SGs), network access control lists (network ACLs), and the AWS Network Firewall. These services inspect and filter network traffic, but they do not apply to DNS queries provided by Route 53 Resolver, potentially allowing […]

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Solving DNS zone apex challenges with third-party DNS providers using AWS

Many customers ask us how they can point their zone apex to their web content if it uses a DNS name rather than an IP address. This blog covers three design patterns and approaches that solve zone apex challenges with third-party DNS providers for applications hosted in AWS—and the pros and cons of each approach.

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CloudFront Migration Series (Part 3): OLX Europe, The DevOps Way

Business and scale at OLX Group At OLX Group, we operate the fastest-growing network of trading platforms globally. Serving 300 million people every month in 30+ countries around the world, OLX Group helps buy and sell cars, find housing, get jobs, buy and sell household goods, and much more. With more than 20 well-loved local […]

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Configuring DNSSEC signing and validation with Amazon Route 53

AWS now supports DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) signing on public zones for Amazon Route 53 and validation for Amazon Route 53 Resolver. DNSSEC is a specification that provides data integrity assurance for DNS and helps customers meet compliance mandates (for example, FedRAMP and security standards such as NIST). When you enable DNSSEC signing for a […]

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Hybrid Networking using VPC Endpoints (AWS PrivateLink) and Amazon CloudWatch for Financial Services

Amazon CloudWatch offers a centralized service to collect monitoring and operational data in the form of logs, metrics, and events. This provides a unified view of AWS resources, applications, and services that run on AWS and on-premises servers. When you have Amazon CloudWatch agents running on-premises, the default behavior is to export the collected metrics […]

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How to automatically parse Route 53 Resolver query logs

Introduction For the majority of applications, DNS resolution is an essential requirement, whether they’re running on premises or in the cloud. Inside each of your Amazon VPCs, name resolution is provided by the Route 53 Resolver service. Being the center of all VPC DNS resolution gives Route 53 Resolver unique visibility into any DNS queries […]

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Optimizing performance for users in China with Amazon Route 53 and Amazon CloudFront

China is an important market for global companies. Both enterprises and startups conducting or expanding business globally are looking for ways to tap into the growing user market in China. To help accelerate the customer cloud journey and help them move quickly into the new markets, AWS China (Beijing) Region was launched in 2016, followed […]

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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 […]

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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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Performing Route 53 health checks on private resources in a VPC with AWS Lambda and Amazon CloudWatch

If you have ever used Amazon Route 53 health checks to monitor resources, you know that monitored resources must have public IP addresses. This is because Route 53 health checkers are public and they can only monitor hosts with IP addresses that are publicly routable on the internet. You may want to monitor your resources […]

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