Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Elastic Load Balancing

Scaling NLB target groups by connections

When workload performance depends on the number of networking connections, traditional load balancing metrics like CPU load or memory utilization do not provide the information you need in order to make scaling decisions. In this post, we explore a solution that automatically scales backend connections of a Network Load Balancer (NLB) target group based on […]

Choosing the right health check with Elastic Load Balancing and EC2 Auto Scaling

Customers frequently use Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) load balancers and Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling groups (ASG) to build scalable, resilient workloads. When configured correctly, Amazon ELB health checks help make your workload more resilient to failures in your workload components behind the load balancer. However, you may need to make tradeoffs for handling different failure […]

Automating HTTP/S Redirects and certificate management at scale

Organizations today use many ways to drive traffic to their websites and applications. This is important for new feature launches, marketing campaigns, advertising, and so on. One common approach uses HTTP/S redirects, where you send a user from one domain, or Uniform Resource Locator (URL), to another. Redirects are incredibly useful tools when moving websites, […]

Monitoring load balancers using Amazon CloudWatch anomaly detection alarms

Load balancers are a critical component in the architecture of distributed software services. AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) provides highly performant automatic distribution for any scale of incoming traffic across many compute targets (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS Lambda, etc.), while enabling developers to adopt security best practices […]

Centralizing outbound Internet traffic for dual stack IPv4 and IPv6 VPCs

Organizations have been adopting IPv6 in their IPv4 environments to solve IP address exhaustion or meet compliance requirements. Since IPv6 isn’t backward compatible with IPv4, several mechanisms can facilitate communication between hosts that support one or both protocols. One common way is by using dual stack deployments. For architectures where dual stack deployments aren’t the […]

VPC Routing Enhancements and GWLB Deployment Patterns

At re:Invent 2020, AWS introduced  Gateway Load Balancer (GWLB), an AWS service that helps you deploy, scale, and manage third-party virtual network appliances, such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and others. GWLB is a type of load balancer under the Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) family. Other load balancers within the ELB family include […]

Hosting Internal HTTPS Static Websites with ALB, S3, and PrivateLink

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a powerful platform that enables you to do various tasks. One notable feature is the ability to create a bucket with an FQDN, point an alias record to the bucket website endpoint, and immediately get up-and-running with an HTTP static website. If you want to serve HTTPS traffic […]

New – Gateway Load Balancer support for IPv6

In 2020, we launched Gateway Load Balancer (GWLB), allowing you to deploy in-line inspection and filtering of packets. Various customers are leveraging this service to implement firewalls, intrusion detection, and network monitoring appliances in a centralized location. The ability to use multiple GWLB endpoints installed in workload VPCs allows distributed access to these centralized inspection […]

Rapidly recover from application failures in a single AZ

Update – 3rd May 2023 With this update, zonal shift for Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller is now also available in the following AWS Regions. Learn more in the updated What’s New post or zonal shift documentation. Today we’re introducing zonal shift, a new capability of Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller (Route 53 […]

Approaches to Transport Layer Tenant Routing for SaaS using AWS PrivateLink

In today’s ecosystem, Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings are primarily delivered in a low friction, service-centric approach over the Internet. These services are often mobile applications or websites delivered via a Content Delivery Network (CDN), such as Amazon CloudFront, that in turn issues requests to the backend SaaS platform. As a SaaS provider, your […]