Networking & Content Delivery

Tag: Performance

Well-Architecting online applications with CloudFront and AWS Global Accelerator

Introduction Worldwide, millions of customers are actively using AWS to build applications for every imaginable use case, with a variety of regions in which they can deploy infrastructure. An AWS Region is a physical location where AWS clusters data centers and operates regional services, like AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service […]

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Measuring AWS Global Accelerator performance and analyzing results

On the AWS networking team, we’re often asked by customers who use AWS Global Accelerator to provide guidance around how to test and measure the network performance of their applications. To share this information more broadly, we decided to write this blog post. In this post, we discuss the factors that impact network performance and […]

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Introducing AWS Global Accelerator custom routing accelerators

AWS Global Accelerator now supports custom routing accelerators, a new type of accelerator that allows you to use your own application logic to route multiple users to a specific Amazon EC2 destination, while still leveraging the benefits of Global Accelerator. Global Accelerator is a networking service that improves your internet user performance and availability by […]

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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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Improve your website performance with Amazon CloudFront

For consumer-facing websites, the speed at which the site loads directly impacts the user’s browsing experience and the success of your business. If your website takes a long time to load, your users might abandon it before completing their transaction, affecting your revenue. You can use a content delivery network (CDN) like Amazon CloudFront to […]

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Using multiple content delivery networks for video streaming – part 1

Introduction Today, viewing video content is a prevalent form of online activity whether in entertainment, education, marketing, or information. For example, as a Solutions Architect at AWS, I tend to watch hours of video a week to learn about technologies, and I also leverage video content to convey ideas and best practices in a scalable […]

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TCP BBR Congestion Control with Amazon CloudFront

One of the fundamental value propositions of a content delivery network (CDN) is performance.  Two of the key aspects of great performance are latency and throughput: that is, delivering a large volume of bits quickly and consistently.  These attributes play a critical role in content delivery of all kinds, from video streams to API calls.  […]

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