Networking & Content Delivery

Using Microsoft Active Directory MFA with AWS Client VPN

You can now enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) for users connecting to an AWS Client VPN endpoint. This solution is ideal for organizations that want additional security when remote users are accessing AWS or on-premises resources. MFA improves the authentication process by requiring more than a user name, password, and certificate (the first factor). MFA requires […]

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Centralized logging platform for EC2 instances over AWS PrivateLink

Introduction Running enterprise applications and workloads requires visibility and insight. Debugging errors or investigating a security incident in your application across hundreds of log files on hundreds of servers is time consuming and complicated. A common approach to resolve this problem is building a centralized logging platform that collects and aggregates different types of logs […]

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Achieve up to 60% better performance for internet traffic with AWS Global Accelerator

If you offer applications such as gaming, media, mobile, or financial applications, you need consistent, low latency for a great user experience. AWS Global Accelerator helps you to achieve lower latency by improving performance for internet traffic between your users’ client devices and your applications running on AWS. It uses the AWS global network to […]

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Slashing CloudFront change propagation times in 2020 – recent changes and looking forward

Over the past couple of months we’ve deployed a series of changes that significantly reduced the average change propagation time and the frequency of spikes. Now instead of change propagation times that averaged between 17 and 35 minutes, we’re now at a point where we are reliably pushing these changes within 5 minutes. Read more about the recent changes.

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Real-time communication at CrazyCall using AWS Global Accelerator

In the telecommunications industry, real-time communication (RTC) refers to live media sessions between two endpoints with minimum latency and jitter. These sessions could be for voice, instant messaging or live video. Each of these solutions consists of one or more signaling message exchanges that control the call (e.g., authentication, authorization and access control, transcoding, or […]

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Introducing AWS Client VPN to Securely Access AWS and On-Premises Resources

Update March 17, 2020 – With recent events, the need to provide a remote workforce with secured connectivity is greater than ever. It comes as no surprise that this post (originally published on December 19, 2018) is receiving a lot of traffic. The content is still relevant today, so we’re publishing it again to make it […]

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Building an egress VPC with AWS Transit Gateway and the AWS CDK

Introduction With the introduction of AWS Transit Gateway, it is easier for customers to manage connectivity between many VPCs. Further simplification can be achieved by routing all outbound traffic through one shared egress VPC. This allows re-use of NAT Gateways and can improve overall network design and operational efficiency. This ‘egress VPC’ design pattern is […]

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Accessing private Application Load Balancers and EC2 instances through AWS Global Accelerator

Many Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) offer a feature to obfuscate the source origin through functionality commonly referred to as origin cloaking. Using AWS Global Accelerator with Client IP Address Preservation capability, similar functionally can be facilitated. Private Application Load Balancers (ALBs) and private EC2 instances can be accessed through Global Accelerator in a secure and simplified manner. AWS […]

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Improve your website performance with Amazon CloudFront

For consumer-facing websites, the speed at which the site loads directly impacts the user’s browsing experience and the success of your business. If your website takes a long time to load, your users might abandon it before completing their transaction, affecting your revenue. You can use a content delivery network (CDN) like Amazon CloudFront to […]

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Using Bring Your Own IP Addresses (BYOIP) with Global Accelerator

AWS Global Accelerator is a network service that routes incoming network traffic over the AWS global network to multiple AWS Regions in order to improve performance and availability for your global applications. It makes use of our collection of edge locations and our congestion-free global network to direct traffic based on application health, network health, […]

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