Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Amazon Route 53

Introducing IP-based routing for Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable cloud Domain Name System (DNS) web service. Route 53 provides you with the ability to manage traffic to your public domains globally through a variety of routing types, including latency-based routing, geolocation, geoproximity, and weighted routing – all of which can be combined with DNS failover […]

AWS Networking and Content Delivery Recap of re:Invent 2021

Happy 2022 AWS Networking & Content Delivery enthusiasts! In December 2021, AWS hosted its 10th annual re:Invent conference. The Networking & Content Delivery team had 14 unique breakout sessions that were recorded and can be found on this playlist. In addition to these sessions, the Networking team had a leadership session presented by David Brown, […]

Running recovery-oriented applications with Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller, AWS CI/CD tools, and Terraform

Introduction AWS customers in different industries have applications that require extremely high availability that run across several AWS Regions so that they can meet latency and business continuity requirements. Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller (Route 53 ARC) supports high availability by allowing customers to continuously audit the recovery readiness of their applications and centrally […]

Building highly resilient applications using Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller, Part 2: Multi-Region stack

This is the second in a two-part blog post series about using the recently launched Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller (Route 53 ARC) service. In Part 1, we introduced a single-Region stack, and set up Route 53 ARC features like routing controls, readiness checks, and safety rules to simplify recovery. In this post, we add a […]

Building Multi-Region AWS Client VPN with AWS Directory Service and Amazon Route 53

Building Multi-Region AWS Client VPN with Microsoft Active Directory and Amazon Route 53

Introduction Organizations often require a secure connection between their users and resources on internal networks. For organizations with a global workforce, traditional virtual private network (VPN) solutions can be difficult to scale. Providing a single VPN endpoint creates a single point of failure: an outage would mean loss of connectivity to critical IT infrastructure. Authenticating […]

Building highly resilient applications using Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller, Part 1: Single-Region stack

This is the first of a two-part blog post series that shows how the recently launched Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller (Route 53 ARC) service allows you to centrally coordinate failovers and recovery readiness of your application. Using Route 53 ARC with a sample single-Region and multi-Region infrastructure stack, this post provides guidance for […]

Secure hybrid access to Amazon S3 using AWS PrivateLink

AWS PrivateLink for Amazon S3 enables on-premises applications to privately and securely access Amazon S3 over AWS Direct Connect private virtual interface or AWS Site to Site VPN. The Interface VPC Endpoints for Amazon S3 allow security administrators to control which users can access which data in S3 from on premises and cross-Region using their […]

Integrating your Directory Service’s DNS resolution with Amazon Route 53 Resolvers

There are times when your client systems must resolve a Microsoft Active Directory’s Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) before they can join a domain. Each VPC in your AWS environment is provisioned with a DNS resolver powered by Amazon Route 53. We call this an AmazonProvidedDNS. This resolver runs on the second IPv4 address from […]

Scale traffic using multiple Interface Endpoints

Update: As of January 27, 2022, AWS PrivateLink publishes data points to Amazon CloudWatch for your interface endpoints, Gateway Load Balancer endpoints, and endpoint services. CloudWatch enables you to retrieve statistics about those data points as an ordered set of time series data, known as metrics. As a PrivateLink Endpoint owner, you can use metrics […]

Using Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall Logs with CloudWatch Contributor Insights and Anomaly Detection

Introduction The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the most critical components for almost any network as every service relies on a functional DNS service. Amazon Route 53 Resolver (sometimes referred to as “AmazonProvidedDNS” or the “.2/+2 resolver”) provides a highly available and scalable DNS service that customers have come to rely upon for their recursive DNS […]