Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Best Practices

Starting Small with AWS Global Accelerator

In this blog post, we will present an approach to starting small and testing the benefits of AWS Global Accelerator before determining if you would like to transition to a full Global Accelerator enhanced application. Similarly, if you are interested in performing A/B testing or looking for a rolling deployment method for the Global Accelerator, this blog […]

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Solving DNS zone apex challenges with third-party DNS providers using AWS

Many customers ask us how they can point their zone apex to their web content if it uses a DNS name rather than an IP address. This blog covers three design patterns and approaches that solve zone apex challenges with third-party DNS providers for applications hosted in AWS—and the pros and cons of each approach.

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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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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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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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Leverage Amazon CloudFront geolocation headers for state level geo-targeting

Introduction When you provide content online, personalization is used to improve your customers’ experience, market effectively, and meet regulatory requirements. One common way you can personalize web content is based on the geographical location of your customers. Since 2014, Amazon CloudFront has supported country-level location based personalization with a feature called Geolocation Headers. Using the […]

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CloudFront migration series (Part 1) – introduction

This is the first post in a blog series about Amazon CloudFront migrations. CloudFront works with other AWS edge networking services, to provide content delivery, perimeter security, end-user routing, and edge compute. CloudFront is a Content Delivery Network (CDN), which places content closer to your end-users, improving performance and customer satisfaction. CloudFront supports functions and […]

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Securing CloudFront distributions

Securing CloudFront Distributions using OpenID Connect and AWS Secrets Manager

Amazon CloudFront is a CDN that is used to securely deliver content, applications, and APIs to globally dispersed customers with low-latency and high transfer speeds. Amazon CloudFront is ideal for serving-up websites, caching content, and delivering static files to users across the globe. This blog post will allow organizations who host private web apps on Amazon […]

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Unpacking SNI-based SSL and dedicated IP SSL for Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) that securely delivers static and dynamic web content with low latency and high transfer speeds using a global network of edge locations. When you request content that is served via CloudFront, you are routed to the nearest edge location in order to minimize network latency and maximize […]

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