Networking & Content Delivery

Tag: Amazon CloudFront

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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CloudFront Functions – A New Security Paradigm for CDN Edge Computing

CloudFront Functions is a new serverless scripting capability that allows you to run JavaScript code at more than 225 Amazon CloudFront edge locations to perform lightweight HTTP transformations and customize content delivery. This blog details our security journey and the controls we put in place to make CloudFront Functions raise the security bar when it comes to edge computing capabilities.

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On-the-fly video conversion with Amazon CloudFront, Lambda@Edge, and AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Introduction: Whether your media library includes long form featured movies or short form “how-to” clips, the popularity of each video asset is typically set by your viewers preference. In order to deliver your online video content, AWS offers multiple solutions that you can use to automate your media supply chain, and streamline your content distribution. […]

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Using CloudFront Origin Shield to protect your origin in a multi-CDN deployment

This blog details how Amazon CloudFront’s recently announced Origin Shield can enhance your multi-CDN media workload by minimizing the load on our your origin. This reduction in origin load can improve your origin’s availability, reduce its operating costs, and even improve general performance for your viewers.

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Customize 403 error pages from Amazon CloudFront Origin with Lambda@Edge

AWS Web Application Firewall (AWS WAF) is commonly used to protect HTTP and HTTPS requests forwarded to Amazon CloudFront. When you are using this approach, default 403 error pages do not distinguish whether the error came from AWS WAF or the CloudFront Origin. As an AWS WAF and Amazon CloudFront user, you may want to […]

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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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CloudFront migration series (Part 1) – introduction

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. This is the first post in a blog series about Amazon CloudFront migrations. CloudFront works with other AWS edge networking services, to provide content delivery, perimeter security, end-user routing, and edge compute. CloudFront is a Content Delivery Network (CDN), which […]

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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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