Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Lambda@Edge

Amazon CloudFront Announces New Edge Locations in the United Arab Emirates

Amazon CloudFront is excited to formally announce the launch of two new Edge locations in the United Arab Emirates: Dubai and Fujairah. The launch of these two Edge locations helps extend the benefits of AWS services closer to your end viewers. CloudFront’s integration with other AWS services like Amazon S3, EC2, AWS Shield, AWS WAF, […]

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Leveraging Lambda@Edge for AdTech: Cookie Syncing at the Edge

In online advertising, cookies play a key role in identifying and profiling users. They allow advertisers to display targeted and personalized ads to users as they browse the internet, from a desktop browser or mobile browser. Advertisers can achieve this personalization by assigning a cookie to users when their ads are displayed on websites or […]

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Building a Serverless Subscription Service using Lambda@Edge

Personalizing content helps to drive subscriptions, improve revenue, and increase retention rates by providing a more engaging and responsive customer experience. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to build a serverless subscription service for your website that personalizes and monetizes content by using Amazon CloudFront and AWS Lambda@Edge. Customers have typically used content delivery networks […]

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Global Data Ingestion with Amazon CloudFront and Lambda@Edge

Special thanks to Raul Frias for contributing to this blog post Lambda@Edge enables you to run AWS Lambda functions globally so that you can process and respond to user requests at low latencies. Running Lambda functions in close geographical proximity to users helps satisfy a number of use cases, such as website personalization, Search Engine […]

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Visitor Prioritization on e-Commerce Websites with CloudFront and Lambda@Edge

For online retailers, the annual holiday season, special sales and new product launches are all exciting events that typically drive a rapid increase in site traffic. With Amazon CloudFront and Lambda@Edge, you can now build a Flash Crowd Management workflow that lets you control what proportion of incoming shopper traffic is allowed to access your backend application, while directing the remaining shoppers to a temporary waiting room- an alternate site where you can provide them a branded experience while they await their turn to access the application.

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Reducing Latency and Shifting Compute to the Edge with Lambda@Edge

Lambda@Edge provides you with the ability to bring compute power closer to client applications. With the recent increase in function limits and ability to send binary responses, as well as the addition of remote calling from functions, the capabilities of Lambda@Edge have grown. This post demonstrates how you can take an application with a relatively slow rate of changing data and use Lambda@Edge to both provide low latency data to application clients and remove unnecessary calls to a backend service.

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CloudFront now Supports ECDSA Certificates for HTTPS Connections to Origins

See how you can now use Amazon CloudFront to negotiate HTTPS connections to origins using Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA). ECDSA uses smaller keys that are faster, yet, just as secure, as the older RSA algorithm. The smaller keys will also increase the number of TLS handshakes that your origins can process per second, thereby saving compute cycles and reducing your cost of cryptography.

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