Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Best Practices

Use CloudFront continuous deployment to safely validate CDN changes

Content delivery networks (CDN) like Amazon CloudFront are often the front door for users and devices to connect to websites or applications. A change to your CDN configuration could result in a complete outage with limited visibility into the cause of the issue. Today’s existing industry solutions for providing the testing of CDN configuration changes […]

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 […]

Design patterns for interconnecting a telco data center to an Amazon VPC

Traditionally, communication service providers (CSPs) in the telecom industry have used a Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) technique to segregate their data center (DC) networks per each network domains; for examples of domain such as Operation, Administration & Management (OAM), signaling, roaming, and user traffic networks. Each VRF domain in the data center must also […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]