Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Elastic Load Balancing

Resolve DNS names of Network Load Balancer nodes to limit cross-Zone traffic

Introduction Network Load Balancer (NLB), part of the Elastic Load Balancing Family, is the flagship Layer 4 load balancer for AWS. It offers elastic capacity, high performance, and integration with many other AWS services (such as Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling). NLB is designed to handle millions of requests per second while maintaining ultra-low latency, improving […]

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Best practices for deploying Gateway Load Balancer

Introduction At re:Invent 2020, we launched Gateway Load Balancer (GWLB), a service that makes it easy and cost-effective to deploy, scale, and manage the availability of third-party virtual appliances. These appliances include firewalls (FW), intrusion detection and prevention systems, and deep packet inspection systems in the cloud. Since the launch, a lot of customers have […]

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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 […]

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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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Configuring an Application Load Balancer on AWS Outposts

Introduction AWS Outposts bring AWS infrastructure and services to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility, in the form of a physical rack connected to the AWS global network. AWS services run locally on the Outpost, and you can access the full range of AWS services available in your Region—including Application Load Balancer (ALB). […]

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Centralized inspection architecture with AWS Gateway Load Balancer and AWS Transit Gateway

In our conversations with customers, we are often asked about the best way to architect centralized inspection architectures. Since the launch of AWS Gateway Load Balancer (GWLB), those discussions increasingly revolve around how to use AWS Transit Gateway, Gateway Load Balancer and Gateway Load Balancer Endpoints (GWLBE) together. In this post, we explain how to […]

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Integrate your custom logic or appliance with AWS Gateway Load Balancer

We recently launched AWS Gateway Load Balancer (GWLB), a new service that helps customers deploy, scale, and manage third-party virtual network appliances such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, analytics, visibility and others. A new addition to the Elastic Load Balancer family, AWS Gateway Load Balancer (GWLB) combines a transparent network gateway (that is, […]

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Scaling network traffic inspection using AWS Gateway Load Balancer

Updated “Cross-zone load balancing and appliance failures” section on 25th March, 2021 Organizations use next-generation firewalls (NGFW) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) as part of their defense in depth strategy. In an on-premises network, these often take the form of dedicated hardware or software or virtual “appliances.” As companies move to the cloud, they want […]

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Introducing AWS Gateway Load Balancer: Supported architecture patterns

Customers often ask me how they can maintain consistent policies and practices as they move to the cloud, especially as it relates to using the network appliances. They trust third-party hardware and software appliances to protect and monitor their on-premises traffic, but traditional appliance deployment models are not always well suited to the cloud. Last […]

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Hostname-as-Target for Network Load Balancers

Introduction: Network Load Balancers (NLB) is the flagship Layer 4 load balancer for AWS, offering elastic capacity, high performance, and integration with AWS services like AWS Auto Scaling. NLB is designed to handle millions of requests per second while maintaining ultra-low latency, improving both availability and scalability. Network Load Balancers are widely used by all […]

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