Networking & Content Delivery

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How Repsol manages and monitors their AWS network with dashboards, alarms and automation

Large enterprises often deploy workloads on Amazon Web Services (AWS) using multiple accounts. This helps isolate workloads, manage permissions more easily, and simplifies cost allocation. However, managing a multi-account environment can make your network topology more complex and requires additional monitoring and automation. At Repsol, a global multi-energy company present throughout the entire value chain, […]

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CloudFront and Lambda

Using Amazon CloudFront with AWS Lambda as origin to accelerate your web applications

In this blog, you will learn how to use the Lambda Function URL feature to define a AWS Lambda Function as origin for Amazon CloudFront. Lambda Function URL capability provides a dedicated HTTPS endpoint for your Lambda function deployed in an AWS Region. Function URLs are a great fit for use cases where you must […]

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Amazon CloudFront introduces Server Timing headers

Introduction Amazon CloudFront has recently announced a new feature, Server Timing headers, which provides detailed performance information, such as whether content was served from cache when a request was received, how the request was routed to the CloudFront edge location, and how much time elapsed during each stage of the connection and response process. Server […]

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Collecting AWS networking information in large multi-account environments

Many organizations need to review or audit networking information within AWS environments that contain multiple AWS accounts. At scale, questions such as “which accounts have Internet access enabled?”, “which account owns the Elastic IP 198.51.100.101?” and, “what are the IP addresses of my NAT gateways?” can be challenging to answer. Traditionally, within an individual account, […]

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Implementing Default Directory Indexes in Amazon S3-backed Amazon CloudFront Origins Using CloudFront Functions

Amazon CloudFront Functions now makes it possible to do things that were previously only possible with AWS Lambda@Edge, but in a more performant manner. For example, now you can manipulate the URI path—something that is essential when you want to secure an origin using an Origin Access Identity (OAI) with Amazon CloudFront. In 2017, I […]

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Running multicast-enabled containers on AWS

Introduction Multicast is a popular IP-based communication mechanism that is actively employed in many industry verticals, including finance, media, telco, transportation, and others. This post describes how to enable multicast in container environments orchestrated by Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS). Although Amazon ECS is a fully managed container orchestration service, some additional steps must be […]

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AWS Direct Connect monitoring and failover with Anomaly Detection

As enterprises move to the Cloud, having a reliable network connection to their on-premises data centers is fundamental. In this post, I show how to monitor your AWS Direct Connect links and initiate remediation (including automatic failover) when degradation in end-to-end path quality (packet loss, high latency) is detected. Multiple Direct Connect links at separate […]

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Bring Your IPv6 Address Space to Amazon VPC IP Address Manager (IPAM)

Introduction Every device, resource, and workload connected to an Internet Protocol-based network depends on its IP address to communicate. The public and private IPv4 addressing space exhaustion, organizational mandates, and the need to provide service availability to IPv6-only clients drive an increasing number of organizations to adopt IPv6 in their environments. A well-managed IP address […]

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Calculating data transfer leveraging Amazon VPC flow logs

Introduction There are several factors that contribute towards your overall costs incurred in AWS cloud. When it comes to networking, many customers ask about data transfer charges. You pay a Data Transfer charge when you send data out from AWS to Internet, between AWS Regions, or between Availability Zones (AZ). Today, there are multiple ways […]

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Introducing AWS Cloud WAN (Preview)

Today, AWS announced the preview release of a new networking service, AWS Cloud WAN. Cloud WAN is a managed wide area networking (WAN) service that makes it easy for you to build, manage, and monitor a global network that connects resources running across your cloud and on-premises environments. AWS gives customers many powerful, yet simple […]

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