Networking & Content Delivery

Tag: Networking

Automating large scale deployments with tags for Amazon VPC Lattice

Introduction Since their introduction in 2010, tags have been helping Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers identify, organize, and manage their resources by adding referenceable key/value pairs. In this post, we explore how tags can be used to automate the addition and removal of Amazon VPC Lattice resource associations, and cross account resource shares using Amazon […]

Announcing Amazon Virtual Private Gateway Ingress Routing support for Gateway Load Balancer

Today, on 30th August 2023, AWS launched a new enhancement to the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) Ingress Routing feature. With this enhancement, customers can now specify a Gateway Load Balancer Endpoint (GWLBE) as the next-hop in the virtual private gateway (VGW) route table. This allows customers to inspect their traffic coming into AWS […]

Centralizing outbound Internet traffic for dual stack IPv4 and IPv6 VPCs

Organizations have been adopting IPv6 in their IPv4 environments to solve IP address exhaustion or meet compliance requirements. Since IPv6 isn’t backward compatible with IPv4, several mechanisms can facilitate communication between hosts that support one or both protocols. One common way is by using dual stack deployments. For architectures where dual stack deployments aren’t the […]

Reduce latency for end-users with multi-region APIs with CloudFront

As organizations grow, they must often serve geographically dispersed users with low latency, prompting them to have a distributed global infrastructure in the cloud. In this article, we describe how to deploy global API endpoints to reduce latency for end-users while increasing an application’s availability. By using the AWS Global Network and Amazon CloudFront to deploy applications into multiple […]

Monitoring EC2 Connection Tracking utilization using a new network performance metric

In 2020, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) announced new network performance metrics for EC2 instances made available using ENA driver and Amazon CloudWatch agent. We covered the launch in this post. These network performance metrics give customers visibility into the number of packets queued or dropped when an instance’s networking allowances, such as Network […]

Top 4 Networking considerations for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

This blog is co-authored by Parrish Gamarra, Principal Network Architect, Johnson & Johnson Introduction Mergers, Acquisitions (M&A), and divestitures are part of many enterprises’ journeys, driven by evolving business goals like expanding into new geographies or to spin off a line of business. Refer to this post for checking your general readiness for M&A with […]

Introducing Prefix Lists in AWS Network Firewall Stateful Rule Groups

Previously you needed to update individual AWS Network Firewall rules when scaling your network to add new IP addresses. The release of this new feature means that you can update the relevant prefix list, and all of the Network Firewall rule groups that reference the prefix list are automatically updated. Both customer-managed and AWS-managed prefix […]

NetDevOps: A modern approach to AWS networking deployments

Networks have grown larger and more complex with time, but they continue to be the foundation upon which applications and services run. This critical component has demanding requirements to keep up with a high velocity application development world. How can you enable your network to deliver these requirements with confidence? By adopting NetDevOps practices. This […]

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 […]

AWS Direct Connect monitoring and failover with Anomaly Detection

As enterprises move to the Cloud, having a reliable network connection to their on-premises data centers is fundamental. In this post, I show how to monitor your AWS Direct Connect links and initiate remediation (including automatic failover) when degradation in end-to-end path quality (packet loss, high latency) is detected. Multiple Direct Connect links at separate […]