Networking & Content Delivery

Tag: Amazon CloudFront

Restricting access on HTTP API Gateway Endpoint with Lambda Authorizer

Customers use Amazon API Gateway APIs for critical production applications ranging from simple HTTP proxies to full-blown API management with request transformation, authentication, and validation. Starting in 2019, HTTP APIs have provided an enhanced alternative to the traditional API Gateway REST APIs, with HTTP APIs offering up to 60% latency reduction, 71% cost reduction, and […]

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Well-Architecting online applications with CloudFront and AWS Global Accelerator

Introduction Worldwide, millions of customers are actively using AWS to build applications for every imaginable use case, with a variety of regions in which they can deploy infrastructure. An AWS Region is a physical location where AWS clusters data centers and operates regional services, like AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service […]

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Using Amazon CloudFront and Amazon S3 to build multi-Region active-active geo proximity applications

In today’s digital-first business environment with a globally distributed customer base, it becomes important to adopt an architecture that helps customers deliver digital assets to end-users with the lowest possible latency based on the geo-proximity of assets to the end user. Companies with digital assets stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) commonly configure the traffic to be […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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CloudFront and Lambda

Using Amazon CloudFront with AWS Lambda as origin to accelerate your web applications

In this blog, you will learn how to use the Lambda Function URL feature to define a AWS Lambda Function as origin for Amazon CloudFront. Lambda Function URL capability provides a dedicated HTTPS endpoint for your Lambda function deployed in an AWS Region. Function URLs are a great fit for use cases where you must […]

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Serving compressed WebGL websites using Amazon CloudFront, Amazon S3 and AWS Lambda

In this post, you will learn how to deliver compressed WebGL websites to your end users. When requested webpage objects are compressed, the transfer size is reduced, leading to faster downloads, lower cloud storage fees, and lower data transfer fees. Improved load times also directly influence the viewer experience and retention, which will help you […]

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Complying with city-level embargos using Amazon CloudFront

Introduction You may run into occasions where, due to sanctions from governmental organizations like OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control), you need to implement granular city-level embargos for your websites. This blog will walk you through an approach to achieving this using Amazon CloudFront geolocation headers and Amazon CloudFront Functions. Note that geographical restrictions at […]

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