Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Technical How-to

Optimizing performance for users in China with Amazon Route 53 and Amazon CloudFront

China is an important market for global companies. Both enterprises and startups conducting or expanding business globally are looking for ways to tap into the growing user market in China. To help accelerate the customer cloud journey and help them move quickly into the new markets, AWS China (Beijing) Region was launched in 2016, followed […]

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Integrating external multicast services with AWS

Introduction Many enterprise customers and telecom operators run IP Multicast in their networks for video transcoding, financial trading platforms, multimedia broadcast multicast system (MBMS), and other services. As more and more customers migrate their on-premises workloads to the cloud, there is a need to not just build multicast applications on AWS, but also to integrate […]

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Simulating Site-to-Site VPN Customer Gateways Using strongSwan

Have you ever needed to demonstrate or gain hands-on experience with AWS site-to-site VPN capabilities, but didn’t know how to easily implement the on-premises side of a VPN connection? This post shows how to use an AWS CloudFormation template to easily deploy the open source strongSwan VPN solution to simulate an on-premises customer gateway in […]

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Improving real-time communication (RTC) client experience with AWS Global Accelerator

Introduction AWS Global Accelerator is a networking service that decreases latency, delivers greater performance, and achieves higher availability for internet traffic between your users and your applications running on AWS. By leveraging Global Accelerator, customers observe up to 49% reduction of end-to-end latency, 58% reduction of jitter, and 60% increase in throughput for your internet traffic. In this blog post, we […]

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Testing AWS Direct Connect Resiliency with Resiliency Toolkit – Failover Testing

When deploying workloads in AWS, having highly resilient and fault-tolerant hybrid network connectivity is key to a well-architected system. Frequently testing this resiliency with simulated failure scenarios is important to ensure business continuity. The new Resiliency Toolkit – Failover Testing feature enables you to easily test the resiliency of your Direct Connect connections. In this […]

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Creating active passive BGP connections over AWS Direct Connect

Creating active/passive BGP connections over AWS Direct Connect

There are many ways to connect your data centers to Amazon Web Services. This blog post answers a few common questions that customers ask us when trying to build a communications path over AWS Direct Connect (DX). In particular, how to create active passive Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) connections with AWS over Direct Connect. To […]

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Diagnosing traffic disruption using AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager Route Analyzer

Diagnosing problems in your network traffic or fixing routing issues between your AWS Transit Gateways can be complex. The new Route Analyzer feature for AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager is designed to diagnose and resolve network disruptions quickly. With Network Manager, you can centrally manage networks built around AWS Transit Gateways. You are able to […]

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Building a global network using AWS Transit Gateway Inter-Region peering

Global companies have historically dedicated considerable financial and engineering resources to building wide-area-networks (WANs) so people in different geographies could stay connected and operate as a single entity. Those WANs are typically implemented using Carrier Ethernet (CE) services delivered by leading telecommunications providers, commonly referred to as MPLS services. In recent years, the IT “center […]

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Authenticate AWS Client VPN users with SAML

Introduction Authenticating users to applications and services on the web and at scale can be challenging. Having a separate set of credentials for each application is not an efficient approach. It is difficult to manage for IT departments and doesn’t provide a good experience for users. A common way to solve this challenge is to use […]

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Serving SSE-KMS encrypted content from S3 using CloudFront

Introduction A best practice for your web applications is to use Amazon S3 to store content and Amazon CloudFront to deliver it to users. When building this way, AWS Well-Architected Framework recommends protecting your data at rest and in transit. Encryption is one of protection controls AWS provides you to reduce the risks of unauthorized access, loss, […]

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