Networking & Content Delivery

Category: AWS Global Accelerator

Maximising application resiliency with AWS Global Accelerator

AWS services, including AWS Global Accelerator, are designed for inherent operational resiliency, to avoid single points of failure. Global Accelerator is architected and designed to provide operational resiliency, including the following components and operational practices: Global static anycast IP addresses Network zones Cell-based architecture Shuffle sharding Multi-Region Amazon Route 53 health checks We’ll discuss each […]

Deploying multi-region applications in AWS using AWS Global Accelerator

In this post, we’ll discuss how you can improve customer performance and increase resiliency for your multi-region applications with AWS Global Accelerator. We will also provide a walkthrough that helps you set up Global Accelerator to handle traffic management and traffic routing for multi-region application endpoints in both Active-Active as well as Active-Standby deployments. Global […]

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, […]

AWS Global Accelerator Custom Routing with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

AWS Global Accelerator is a networking service that for your end users will improve the internet performance and availability by using Amazon Web Service’s global network infrastructure. There are workloads such as multiplayer gaming, VoIP, virtual classrooms (EdTech), video collaboration and social media applications that require the application logic to assign multiple users to a […]

Accessing an AWS API Gateway via static IP addresses provided by AWS Global Accelerator

Introduction In this article, I will walk you through the steps to configure Amazon API Gateway in combination with AWS Global Accelerator to present Internet-facing API via static IP addresses to end users. This design addresses the need for static IP safelisting and also provides additional performance benefits to end users by sending user’s traffic […]

Improve throughput for internet facing file transfers using AWS Global Accelerator and AWS Transfer Family services

Remote work has become more common over the last couple of years. For IT teams, this accelerated the need to support the secure distribution and collection of files and software updates for global teams in multiple locations. Additionally, organizations continue to partner with vendors or 3rd parties to distribute or collect data for analytics or […]

Starting Small with AWS Global Accelerator

In this blog post, we will present an approach to starting small and testing the benefits of AWS Global Accelerator before determining if you would like to transition to a full Global Accelerator enhanced application. Similarly, if you are interested in performing A/B testing or looking for a rolling deployment method for the Global Accelerator, this blog […]

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.

Measuring AWS Global Accelerator performance and analyzing results

On the AWS networking team, we’re often asked by customers who use AWS Global Accelerator to provide guidance around how to test and measure the network performance of their applications. To share this information more broadly, we decided to write this blog post. In this post, we discuss the factors that impact network performance and […]

Introducing AWS Global Accelerator custom routing accelerators

AWS Global Accelerator now supports custom routing accelerators, a new type of accelerator that allows you to use your own application logic to route multiple users to a specific Amazon EC2 destination, while still leveraging the benefits of Global Accelerator. Global Accelerator is a networking service that improves your internet user performance and availability by […]