Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Elastic Load Balancing

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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Improving availability and performance for Application Load Balancers using one-click integration with AWS Global Accelerator

AWS Global Accelerator improves the availability and performance of your applications. It provides customers with a global fixed entry point to their Application Load Balancers (ALB), Network Load Balancers (NLB), EC2 instances, or Elastic IPs. AWS Global Accelerator uses the AWS global network to direct end users’ traffic to a healthy application endpoint in the […]

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Accessing private Application Load Balancers and EC2 instances through AWS Global Accelerator

Many Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) offer a feature to obfuscate the source origin through functionality commonly referred to as origin cloaking. Using AWS Global Accelerator with Client IP Address Preservation capability, similar functionally can be facilitated. Private Application Load Balancers (ALBs) and private EC2 instances can be accessed through Global Accelerator in a secure and simplified manner. AWS […]

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Lambda functions as targets for Application Load Balancers

As of today, Application Load Balancers (ALBs) now support AWS Lambda functions as targets. Build websites and web applications as serverless code, using AWS Lambda to manage and run your functions, and then configure an ALB to provide a simple HTTP/S frontend for requests coming from web browsers and clients. Triggering a Lambda Function from […]

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How to securely publish Internet applications at scale using Application Load Balancer and AWS PrivateLink

If you have applications spread across multiple Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and want to expose those applications to the Internet, you can choose from different approaches. One option is to give each VPC its own dedicated connectivity to the Internet through an attached Internet gateway. Another approach is to centralize access from the Internet through […]

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Identifying unhealthy targets of Elastic Load Balancer

Introduction The Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) service provides you with Amazon CloudWatch metrics (HealthyHostCount and UnhealthyHostCount) to monitor the targets behind your load balancers. Although the unhealthy host count metric gives the aggregate number of failed hosts, there is a common pain point when you create an alarm for unhealthy hosts based on these metrics. […]

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