Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Technical How-to

Introducing Amazon CloudWatch Internet Monitor

AWS has just announced the release of a new internet monitoring service, Amazon CloudWatch Internet Monitor. Performance and availability over the internet are key insights that can help you deliver a bar-raising user experience for your AWS applications. User experience can be greatly impacted by internet events outside your control that can go unnoticed. Creating […]

Implementing long-running TCP Connections within VPC networking

Many network appliances define idle connection timeout to terminate connections after an inactivity period. For example, appliances like NAT Gateway, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) Endpoints, and Network Load Balancer (NLB) currently have a fixed idle timeout of 350 seconds. Packets sent after the idle timeout expired aren’t delivered to the destination. Some applications or […]

Achieving traffic segmentation in multi-AWS Region environments using AWS Transit Gateway and AWS Cloud WAN

Achieving traffic segmentation in multi-AWS Region environments using AWS Transit Gateway and AWS Cloud WAN

In June 2022, we announced AWS Cloud WAN in general availability, a managed wide area networking (WAN) service that makes it easy for you to build, manage, and monitor a global network connecting your resources across your AWS Regions and on-premises environments. With Cloud WAN, you have a central place to create and manage your […]

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 […]

Approaches to Transport Layer Tenant Routing for SaaS using AWS PrivateLink

In today’s ecosystem, Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings are primarily delivered in a low friction, service-centric approach over the Internet. These services are often mobile applications or websites delivered via a Content Delivery Network (CDN), such as Amazon CloudFront, that in turn issues requests to the backend SaaS platform. As a SaaS provider, your […]

Introducing AWS Gateway Load Balancer Target Failover for Existing Flows

Introduction: AWS Gateway Load Balancer (GWLB) is an Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) service that allows customers to insert third-party virtual appliances such as firewall, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), network observability and others, transparently into the traffic path. Application Load Balancer (ALB) and Network Load Balancer (NLB) are reverse proxies and traffic is routed […]

Introducing AWS Global Accelerator IPv6

We are excited to announce the availability of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) support for AWS Global Accelerator. IPv6 is a version of the Internet Protocol that uses a larger address space (128 bits). Moreover, it allows more IP addresses than its predecessor IPv4 (32 bits). IPv6 support lets you meet the requirements for IPv6 […]

Optimize content delivery for mobile devices with Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront lets you securely deliver data, videos, applications, and APIs to your global customers with low latency and high transfer speeds. In today’s digital-first world with a worldwide customer base, it’s important to deliver digital assets to end users with the lowest possible load time. Mobile devices now account for approximately 70% of internet traffic [1]. […]

How to optimize content for search engines with AWS WAF Bot Control and Amazon CloudFront

Search engine crawlers – a special bot type used to index your site – are very important visitors. They make sure that your content is searchable by end users. If a crawler can’t easily read your content, then any updates you make might not be immediately reflected in the search results. Depending on the algorithms […]

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, […]