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Upgrading AWS Direct Connect to 100 Gbps in 5 steps

Native 100 Gbps connections are now available at select AWS Direct Connect Locations worldwide. If you are using a 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps Direct Connect Dedicated Connection today, moving up to 100 Gbps can be done in five steps. This post walks through those steps and what to consider while planning your migration. These […]

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Simulating Site-to-Site VPN customer gateways using strongSwan part 2: Certificate-based authentication

Do you need to either demonstrate or learn more about using certificate-based authentication with AWS Site-to-Site VPN capabilities? In part 1 of this series, we showed how to use an AWS CloudFormation template to deploy the open source strongSwan VPN solution to implement the on-premises side of an AWS Site-to-Site VPN connection. The open source […]

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Centralize access using VPC interface endpoints to access AWS services across multiple VPCs

Security and cost are always a top priority for AWS customers when designing their network. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC),  and it’s related networking components, offer many tools for implementing network connectivity. One such tool is VPC endpoints. Powered by AWS PrivateLink, VPC endpoints are private connections between your VPC and another AWS service […]

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Using VPC Traffic Mirroring to monitor and secure your AWS infrastructure

VPC Traffic Mirroring is an AWS feature used to copy network traffic from the elastic network interface of an EC2 instance to a target for analysis. This makes a variety of network-based monitoring and analytics solutions possible on AWS. By capturing the raw packet data required for content inspection, VPC Traffic Mirroring enables agentless methods […]

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Reminder: Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront service certificates migrating to Amazon Trust Services starting March 23, 2021

This is a reminder that Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront are migrating their default TLS certificates from DigiCert to Amazon Trust Services, beginning on March 23, 2021. In 2018, AWS announced a broad migration of AWS services’ TLS certificates to our own Certificate Authority, Amazon Trust Services (ATS). Your action may be required to ensure your applications continue normal operation after this […]

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Influencing Traffic over Hybrid Networks using Longest Prefix Match

Influencing Traffic over Hybrid Networks using Longest Prefix Match

Introduction Many organizations use hybrid networks to connect on-premises data centers to the cloud. These networks often use both AWS Direct Connect and private WAN MPLS links to connect data centers to cloud resources and to each other. With multiple connections, organizations need to be able to control the path that network traffic will follow […]

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Customize 403 error pages from Amazon CloudFront Origin with Lambda@Edge

AWS Web Application Firewall (AWS WAF) is commonly used to protect HTTP and HTTPS requests forwarded to Amazon CloudFront. When you are using this approach, default 403 error pages do not distinguish whether the error came from AWS WAF or the CloudFront Origin. As an AWS WAF and Amazon CloudFront user, you may want to […]

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Measuring AWS Global Accelerator performance and analyzing results

On the AWS networking team, we’re often asked by customers who use AWS Global Accelerator to provide guidance around how to test and measure the network performance of their applications. To share this information more broadly, we decided to write this blog post. In this post, we discuss the factors that impact network performance and […]

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How AWS is helping to secure internet routing

The internet works reliably, in large part, on the basis of a key technology called Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). BGP is a means by which all junction points on the internet (routers) communicate with each other to dynamically establish the correct (and correctly weighted) paths that network packets should follow to traverse the global networking […]

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CloudFront Migration Series (Part 2): Audible Plus, The Turning Point

Introduction In 2020, users have come to expect a flawless streaming media experience, whether it’s video, music, or audiobooks. Playback must start quickly and be resilient to changes in network availability and bandwidth. To deliver all of this content, you must have a performant, highly available and reliable Content Delivery Network (CDN) to reach customers […]

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