Networking & Content Delivery

Tag: Elastic Load Balancing

Securing ingress using security solutions and AWS Transit Gateway

Introduction Internet-facing applications, by their nature, have a larger attack surface and are exposed to categories of threats most other types of applications will never have to face. Having the necessary protection from attacks on these types of applications, and minimizing the impact of attacks, are a core part of any security strategy. Traditional AWS […]

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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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Introducing AWS Gateway Load Balancer: Supported architecture patterns

Customers often ask me how they can maintain consistent policies and practices as they move to the cloud, especially as it relates to using the network appliances. They trust third-party hardware and software appliances to protect and monitor their on-premises traffic, but traditional appliance deployment models are not always well suited to the cloud. Last […]

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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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Improving availability and performance for Application Load Balancers using one-click integration with AWS Global Accelerator

AWS Global Accelerator improves the availability and performance of your applications. It provides customers with a global fixed entry point to their Application Load Balancers (ALB), Network Load Balancers (NLB), EC2 instances, or Elastic IPs. AWS Global Accelerator uses the AWS global network to direct end users’ traffic to a healthy application endpoint in the […]

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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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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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How to integrate third-party firewall appliances into an AWS environment

Update October 11, 2020 – While the implementations described in this post remain valid, it was written before Gateway Load Balancer became available. Gateway Load Balancer is designed specifically for adding firewalls and other virtual network appliances to your AWS network. If you would like to learn more, Introducing AWS Gateway Load Balancer: supported architecture […]

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Lambda functions as targets for Application Load Balancers

As of today, Application Load Balancers (ALBs) now support AWS Lambda functions as targets. Build websites and web applications as serverless code, using AWS Lambda to manage and run your functions, and then configure an ALB to provide a simple HTTP/S frontend for requests coming from web browsers and clients. Triggering a Lambda Function from […]

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How to securely publish Internet applications at scale using Application Load Balancer and AWS PrivateLink

If you have applications spread across multiple Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and want to expose those applications to the Internet, you can choose from different approaches. One option is to give each VPC its own dedicated connectivity to the Internet through an attached Internet gateway. Another approach is to centralize access from the Internet through […]

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