Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Best Practices

Three advanced design patterns for high available applications using Amazon CloudFront

Any web application using Amazon CloudFront benefits from the inherent high availability of this AWS service. It’s a globally distributed network that is immune to local hardware failures or network congestion. Furthermore, it’s built on top of the AWS global network, which provides better isolation from the public internet. Finally, it’s designed with various advanced […]

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Using latency-based routing with Amazon CloudFront for a multi-Region active-active architecture

This post guides you through setting up the networking layer for a multi-Region active-active application architecture on AWS using latency-based routing in Amazon Route 53 with Amazon CloudFront to deliver a low-latency, reliable experience for your users. Building active-active architectures using AWS networking services improves your application resiliency and performance. However, there can be cost and […]

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400 Amazon CloudFront Points of Presence

Less than three years ago, we announced the 200th Point of Presence for Amazon CloudFront. Since then, we’ve continued to launch more Points of Presence to support more customers and provide them with enhanced content delivery performance. Today, CloudFront has over 400 Points of Presence in 90 cities and across 47 different countries. The expansion of our network […]

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Limit access to your origins using the AWS-managed prefix list for Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront provides an easy and cost-effective way to distribute content with low latency and high data transfer speeds using a worldwide network of edge locations. To enable requests from CloudFront to access your origins (the source of your content, for example, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, the security policies on your origin […]

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Secure hybrid access to Amazon S3 using AWS PrivateLink

AWS PrivateLink for Amazon S3 enables on-premises applications to privately and securely access Amazon S3 over AWS Direct Connect private virtual interface or AWS Site to Site VPN. The Interface VPC Endpoints for Amazon S3 allow security administrators to control which users can access which data in S3 from on premises and cross-Region using their […]

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Test Automation of multicast IoT devices at Doppelio using IGMP v2 and the AWS Transit Gateway

Context IoT solutions today are both complex and business critical. At the same time, testing them thoroughly proves difficult because of the need to apply conditions of load, network, sensor behavior, and others. To address these, “Doppelio” – a SaaS-based IoT test automation solution was built as it helps alleviate IoT test limitations. It does […]

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Analyze VPC Flow Logs with point-and-click Amazon Athena integration

Analyzing your VPC Flow Logs using Athena is now easier than ever! The recently introduced VPC Flow Logs integration with Amazon Athena helps you get started with extracting meaningful insights from VPC Flow Logs in just a few clicks. In this blog post, we will walk you through how you can use this recently announced […]

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Best practices for deploying Gateway Load Balancer

Introduction At re:Invent 2020, we launched Gateway Load Balancer (GWLB), a service that makes it easy and cost-effective to deploy, scale, and manage the availability of third-party virtual appliances. These appliances include firewalls (FW), intrusion detection and prevention systems, and deep packet inspection systems in the cloud. Since the launch, a lot of customers have […]

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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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