Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Announcements

Introducing Amazon VPC Flow Logs to Kinesis Data Firehose

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) Flow Logs helps you understand network traffic patterns on AWS by providing network telemetry data about the IP traffic flowing to and from ENIs in your VPC. It lets you perform numerous analytics tasks, such as diagnosing overly restrictive security group rules, monitoring traffic that is reaching an instance, […]

Amazon CloudFront introduces Origin Access Control (OAC)

Amazon CloudFront is a global content delivery network that securely delivers applications, websites, videos, and APIs to viewers across the globe in milliseconds. Using CloudFront, customers can access different types of origin services to suit their use cases. One of the performant architectures customers adopt is to use Amazon S3 as the origin to host […]

Gain usage insights with Amazon CloudWatch metrics and Contributor Insights for AWS PrivateLink

We recently launched Amazon CloudWatch metrics for AWS PrivateLink. This feature publishes metrics for PrivateLink services and endpoints at 1-minute intervals at no cost to you. You can also use CloudWatch Contributor Insights to visualize usage against your PrivateLink services. This blog summarizes PrivateLink metrics, shows the metrics and filters in Amazon CloudWatch, and provides […]

Introducing VPC Flow Logs for AWS Transit Gateway

Since the launch of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) Flow Logs in 2015, customers have utilized VPC Flow Logs to gain better visibility of network traffic patterns on AWS by providing network telemetry data regarding the IP traffic flowing to and from ENIs within a given VPC. As customers’ networks grew, customers began utilizing […]

Introducing AWS Site-to-Site VPN Private IP VPNs

One of the most common ways that customers connect securely to AWS from on premises is by using the AWS Site-to-Site VPN managed IPSec VPN solution. One key benefit our customers look for when using the service is not having to manage 3rd-party or custom VPN solutions built using EC2 instances. The native service is […]

Introducing IP-based routing for Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable cloud Domain Name System (DNS) web service. Route 53 provides you with the ability to manage traffic to your public domains globally through a variety of routing types, including latency-based routing, geolocation, geoproximity, and weighted routing – all of which can be combined with DNS failover […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing AWS Cloud WAN (Preview)

Update 7/12/22: AWS Cloud WAN is now generally available. 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 […]

Introducing AWS Direct Connect SiteLink

SiteLink, a new feature of AWS Direct Connect (DX), makes it easy to send data from one Direct Connect location to another, bypassing AWS Regions. If you recall, Direct Connect is a cloud service that links your network to AWS, bypassing the internet to deliver more consistent, lower-latency performance. Prior to SiteLink, it was not […]