Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Elastic Load Balancing

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 […]

Introducing AWS Gateway Load Balancer Target Failover for Existing Flows

Introduction: AWS Gateway Load Balancer (GWLB) is an Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) service that allows customers to insert third-party virtual appliances such as firewall, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), network observability and others, transparently into the traffic path. Application Load Balancer (ALB) and Network Load Balancer (NLB) are reverse proxies and traffic is routed […]

How to integrate Linux instances with AWS Gateway Load Balancer

When I meet with customers and discuss AWS Gateway Load Balancer (GWLB), I often get asked for suggestions regarding integrating it with their existing Linux appliances. GWLB utilizes GENEVE encapsulation with some important custom metadata, which doesn’t natively work with either Linux or Linux’s GENEVE module (which is designed only for Ethernet (Layer 2) packets, […]

Dual-stack IPv6 architectures for AWS and hybrid networks – Part 2

In part one of our series on IPv6 for AWS and hybrid network architectures, we explored some of the most common dual stack designs: dual stack Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, Internet connectivity, Internet-facing Network Load Balancer and Application Load Balancer deployments, as well as VPC […]

Introduction to Traffic Mirroring to GWLB Endpoints as Target

Network architects need the ability to gain insights into real-time traffic between different resources within their VPCs. Since the announcement of VPC Traffic Mirroring in 2019, the VPC feature has provided this by copying network traffic from elastic networking interfaces (ENIs) on customer’s instances as source, and then sending the traffic to a destination target […]

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, […]

Implement a central ingress Application Load Balancer supporting private Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service VPCs

Introduction Many organizations deploy Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) clusters into Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environments with direct access to the internet and to other VPCs. Connectivity between the VPC hosting the Amazon EKS cluster and other VPCs is typically created using routed networking services, such as VPC Peering or AWS Transit Gateway. […]

Design your firewall deployment for Internet ingress traffic flows

Introduction Exposing Internet-facing applications requires careful consideration of what security controls are needed to protect against external threats and unwanted access. These security controls can vary depending on the type of application, size of the environment, operational constraints, or required inspection depth. For some scenarios, running Network Access Control Lists (NACL) and Security Groups (SG) […]

Target Group Load Shedding for Application Load Balancer

Load Shedding Load shedding is the practice of sacrificing enough application traffic to keep partial availability in the presence of an overload condition. Used in conjunction with strategies like load balancing, load shedding helps applications support service level agreements (SLAs) when increased traffic overwhelms available system resources. While the cloud’s elasticity reduces the need for […]

Application Load Balancer-type Target Group for Network Load Balancer

Application Load Balancer (ALB) is a fully managed layer 7 load balancing service that load balances incoming traffic across multiple targets, such as Amazon EC2 instances. ALB supports advanced request routing features based on parameters like HTTP headers and methods, query string, host and path based routing. ALB also offloads important capabilities including TLS termination, […]