Networking & Content Delivery

Tag: Networking

How FactSet handles networking for 1000+ AWS accounts

This is a blog post by FactSet’s Cloud Infrastructure team, Gaurav Jain, Nathan Goodman, Geoff Wang, Daniel Cordes, Sunu Joseph, and AWS solutions architects Amit Borulkar and Tarik Makota. In Factset’s own words “FactSet creates flexible, open data and software solutions for tens of thousands of investment professionals around the world. These solutions provide instant […]

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VPC sharing: key considerations and best practices

Introduction It has been over 2 years since we launched VPC sharing at re:Invent 2018. I previously wrote about this capability in a “VPC sharing: A new approach to multiple accounts and VPC management” blog post. That blog covers everything you need to know about where to start, the benefits of VPC sharing, and why we decided […]

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Using VPC Traffic Mirroring to monitor and secure your AWS infrastructure

VPC Traffic Mirroring is an AWS feature used to copy network traffic from the elastic network interface of an EC2 instance to a target for analysis. This makes a variety of network-based monitoring and analytics solutions possible on AWS. By capturing the raw packet data required for content inspection, VPC Traffic Mirroring enables agentless methods […]

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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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Amazon EC2 instance-level network performance metrics uncover new insights

Introduction Amazon EC2 provides instance-level metrics that measure CPU, disk, and network performance. These metrics include bytes and packets in/out and collected by default and can be viewed in Amazon CloudWatch. Amazon EC2 has recently announced additional high-resolution instance level network performance metrics for Elastic Network Adapter (ENA), with these new metrics you can gain […]

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Deployment models for AWS Network Firewall

Introduction AWS services and features are built with security as a top priority. With Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), customers are able to control network security using Network Access Control Lists (NACL) and Security Groups (SG). Many customers have requirements beyond the scope of these network security controls, such as deep packet inspection (DPI), application […]

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Zendesk’s Global Mesh Network: How we lowered operational overhead and cost by migrating to AWS Transit Gateway

This post is presented by our guest Vicente De Luca, Principal Engineer at Zendesk and contributor at AWS Community Builders program, focusing on architecting scalable and reliable networks for Zendesk’s global footprint, and Tom Adamski, AWS Networking Solutions Architect. Zendesk is a global CRM company, building software designed to improve customer relationships. Our customers span […]

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Advanced Troubleshooting with AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager Route Analyzer

At re:Invent 2019, we introduced additional capabilities to build, manage, and monitor global networks using AWS Transit Gateway and AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager. In 2020, we published a number of articles expanding on the topic of global networks. First, a blog post addressing why would you build a global network on AWS. Next, how to build […]

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Testing AWS Direct Connect Resiliency with Resiliency Toolkit – Failover Testing

When deploying workloads in AWS, having highly resilient and fault-tolerant hybrid network connectivity is key to a well-architected system. Frequently testing this resiliency with simulated failure scenarios is important to ensure business continuity. The new Resiliency Toolkit – Failover Testing feature enables you to easily test the resiliency of your Direct Connect connections. In this […]

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Using AWS Global Accelerator to achieve blue/green deployments

AWS Global Accelerator is a network layer service that directs traffic to optimal endpoints over the AWS global network, this improves the availability and performance of your internet applications. It provides two static anycast IP addresses that act as a fixed entry point to your application endpoints in a single or multiple AWS Regions, such […]

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