Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Technical How-to

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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Deployment models for AWS Network Firewall

Introduction AWS services and features are built with security as a top priority. With Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), customers are able to control network security using Network Access Control Lists (NACL) and Security Groups (SG). Many customers have requirements beyond the scope of these network security controls, such as deep packet inspection (DPI), application […]

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Scaling network traffic inspection using AWS Gateway Load Balancer

Updated “Cross-zone load balancing and appliance failures” section on 25th March, 2021 Organizations use next-generation firewalls (NGFW) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) as part of their defense in depth strategy. In an on-premises network, these often take the form of dedicated hardware or software or virtual “appliances.” As companies move to the cloud, they want […]

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Hybrid Networking using VPC Endpoints (AWS PrivateLink) and Amazon CloudWatch for Financial Services

Amazon CloudWatch offers a centralized service to collect monitoring and operational data in the form of logs, metrics, and events. This provides a unified view of AWS resources, applications, and services that run on AWS and on-premises servers. When you have Amazon CloudWatch agents running on-premises, the default behavior is to export the collected metrics […]

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Hostname-as-Target for Network Load Balancers

Introduction: Network Load Balancers (NLB) is the flagship Layer 4 load balancer for AWS, offering elastic capacity, high performance, and integration with AWS services like AWS Auto Scaling. NLB is designed to handle millions of requests per second while maintaining ultra-low latency, improving both availability and scalability. Network Load Balancers are widely used by all […]

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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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