Tag: Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Image Optimization using Amazon CloudFront and AWS Lambda Images are usually the heaviest components of a web page, both in terms of bytes and number of HTTP requests. Optimizing images on your website is critical to improve your users’ experience, reduce delivery costs and enhance your position in search engine ranking. For example, Google’s Largest […]
Amazon CloudFront is a global content delivery network that securely delivers applications, websites, videos, and APIs to viewers across the globe in milliseconds. Using CloudFront, customers can access different types of origin services to suit their use cases. One of the performant architectures customers adopt is to use Amazon S3 as the origin to host […]
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 […]
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 […]
Update: We’ve updated this blog and the AWS Lambda function code to work with both “custom” and “s3” style origins in Amazon CloudFront. Previously, only “custom” types were covered. 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, […]
In continuation with our series on Handling Redirects@Edge, in this blog post, we will explore how you can leverage Amazon CloudFront, Lambda@Edge and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) to offload the origin from URL redirection with more advanced capabilities. As part of this solution, we offer a simple custom-built user interface to define and manage […]
A HTTP URL redirect is a webserver function that redirects a user to a different URL from the one they originally requested. Redirections are useful when you want a short easy to remember URL which when accessed redirects you to the actual landing page. URL shortener services are a good example of this use case. […]
Many websites and web applications serve a combination of static content—HTML, CSS, JPG, or other files that all end viewers can see—and dynamic content, which is personalized for each end viewer. Fortunately, Amazon CloudFront can serve both types of content, to reduce latency, protect your architecture, and optimize costs. In this post, we demonstrate how […]
Come read how S3 & CloudFront work together and then use the CloudFormation template provided within the blog to easily get started. The CloudFormation template creates an S3 bucket and then adds a CloudFront distribution with Origin Access Identity to secure your origin.
Do you have lots of images that need to be modified before delivery? No problem with Amazon CloudFront and Lambda@Edge. Read more on how you can use our services to modify image dimensions, apply watermarks, or optimize formats based on browser support all on the fly. Optimizing your image delivery can lead to a better experience for your users while also reducing your bandwidth usage.