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Learn how to take advantage of the full breadth of Amazon CloudFront features by attending our monthly office hour. Product managers and engineers will be available to answer questions, and to share best practices you can start using right away.

Amazon CloudFront office hours are the LAST Thursday of the month.

 

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Mark your calendar for the March session and register now.

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017, 10:00AM PT

Join us for a webinar on the key benefits of delivering secure content over HTTPS with Amazon CloudFront. We will cover how CloudFront automatically meets the new iOS App Transport Secure (ATS) requirements, and how it enables easy and economical SSL/TLS management with the AWS Certificate Manager.

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 10:00AM PST

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Learn how Slack improved their API security and realized an approximately 300ms faster response time with Amazon CloudFront. In the video, Alex Graham, Sr. Operations Engineer from Slack, talks about how his team uses Amazon CloudFront to accelerate their API globally, and how it gives them flexibility to apply various security measures at the edge.

Speakers:
Alex Graham, Sr. Operations Engineer, Slack Technologies, Inc.

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This training video introduces you to AWS CloudFront, a content delivery web service. You will learn how to create an Amazon CloudFront distribution and other basics to get you started in just a few minutes.

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Amazon CloudFront offers a simple, cost-effective way to improve the performance, reliability and global reach of your entire website for both static content and the dynamic portions of your site that change for each end user. In this webinar, you will learn some best practices for using Amazon CloudFront to architect a highly reliable and high-performing website. You will also learn how you can use Amazon CloudFront to deliver content securely, how you can customize content based on device or geo, and learn how use can use CloudFront tools such as our reports and analytics to help you continuously optimize your content. If you are an AWS customer, you will also learn some best practices on how you can use Amazon CloudFront to improve delivery of static or dynamic content originating from AWS services such as Amazon S3, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), or Amazon EC2.

Learning Objectives:
• Best practices for delivering your whole website on Amazon CloudFront
• Best practices to deliver content securely via Amazon CloudFront
• Best practices to deliver content from AWS services such as Amazon S3, Amazon EC2 and Elastic Load Balancing using Amazon CloudFront

 

Speakers:
Nihar Bihani, Principal Product Manager, Amazon CloudFront

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Benefits of Using Modern HTTP-Based Streaming Protocols

In this webinar, join experts from Amazon CloudFront and JW Player to understand the benefits of using modern, HTTP-based streaming protocols to reach more of your viewers. We will present a live demo of converting your RTMP streams using Amazon Elastic Transcoder and deliver the HTTP stream via Amazon CloudFront and JW Player. At the end of the presentation, we will also give the audience an opportunity to ask questions about migrating their streaming content to HTTP based streaming.

Speakers:

Adam Greenbaum, VP Product, JW Player
Nihar Bihani, Principal Product Manager, Amazon CloudFrontAdam
Calin Nemes, Sr Support Engineer, Amazon CloudFront

 

 

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reinvent Raising the Bar on Video Streaming Quality Using AWS

Delivering streaming video at scale with high availability, security, and performance is a challenge for many large organizations. In this session, learn how Amazon Video was able to build one of the world's largest video delivery platforms using multiple AWS services such as Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Elastic MapReduce. We walk you through a comprehensive architecture and workflow for how Amazon Video is able to process and deliver video content to more than a million different devices every day. We also discuss how Amazon Video and CloudFront worked together to build the next generation of CloudFront edge locations optimized for long-tail and high bit-rate video delivery.

Speakers:
Jim Freeman - VP, Amazon Video & Studios, Amazon.com
Prasad Kalyanaraman - VP, AWS Edge Services, Amazon

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advanced security webinar

Whether you are building an e-commerce site or a business application, security is a key consideration when architecting your website or application. In this session, you will learn more about some of the things CloudFront does behind the scenes to protect the delivery of your content such as OCSP Stapling and Perfect Forward Secrecy. We will also share best practices on how you can use CloudFront to securely deliver content end-to-end, control who accesses your content, how to shield your origins from the Internet, and getting a A+ on SSL labs.

Speakers:
Alex Dunlap - General Manager, Amazon CloudFront
Matthew Baldwin - Sr Software Dev Engineer, Amazon CloudFront

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reinvent waf webinar

In this session, we will introduce you to the new AWS WAF service. We will show you how to use the service to block Amazon CloudFront requests that originate from IP addresses that you specify and block requests based on request content, such as header values or SQL queries. We will walk you through working code samples that automate security operations and demonstrate the flexibility of AWS WAF web ACLs.

Speakers:
Nate Dye - Software Development Manager, AWS WAF, Amazon Web Services
Art Alvarez - VP Global Cloud Operations, ConnectWise

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Media content, whether it be the latest blockbuster movie or a company's confidential webcasts, can be some of the most important assets for a media business. Storing, preparing, and delivering this content securely involves leveraging systems that can scale and ensure top-of-the-line security. Come find out how AWS can help you implement these workflows in the cloud using highly available, scalable, and secure cloud services such as Amazon S3 (storage), Amazon Elastic Transcoder (transcoding) and Amazon CloudFront (delivery).We also discuss the underlying concepts of secure media delivery (e.g., policy-based DRM and signed URLs), the challenges faced by customers who need to design and implement these critical modules, and how to leverage the power of AWS to accomplish those while saving on costs. In addition, we take a deep dive into a media processing stack implemented on AWS using open source components to deliver encrypted HTTP Live Streams (HLS) to various devices.

 

Speakers:
Nihar Bihani – Principal Product Manager, CloudFront (AWS)
Dhruv Parpia – Solutions Architect (AWS)
Jeroen Wijering – Co-founder JW Player

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milliseconds matter

You can't (yet) bend the law of Physics, but you can use the power of the cloud to design applications that run as fast as the speed of light! This session will focus on the best practices for optimizing performance to the very last millisecond. We'll dive into topics such as caching at every layer of your application, TCP optimizations, SSL optimizations, latency based routing, and much more. These best practices can help you to streamline your infrastructure utilization, improve performance and allow you to scale economically.

Speakers:
Prasad Kalyanaraman - VP, Edge Services (AWS)
John Mancuso -  Solutions Architect (AWS)

 

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handling 20x traffic spike

Promotions and product updates can bring a heavy load of traffic to your website all at once. In this session, we cover best practices for being able to handle those traffic spikes easily using Amazon Route 53, Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon CloudFront. You learn how to configure your site to scale as needed, and how to configure your DNS and CDN settings so that a massive influx in traffic won't keep your site's visitors from having a great experience.

Speakers:
Alex Dunlap – GM, Amazon CloudFront (AWS)
Krzysztof Wiercioch – Infrastructure Engineer Scribblelive

 

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building ddos resilient architecture

In this session, we'll give an overview of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and discuss techniques using AWS and security solutions from AWS Marketplace to help build services that are resilient in the face of DDoS attacks. We'll discuss anti-DDoS features available in AWS, such as Route 53's Anycast Routing, Auto Scaling for EC2, and CloudWatch's alarms, and how these features can be used jointly to help protect your services. Also, you'll hear from CrownPeak, an AWS Technology Partner, on how it used techniques discussed in the presentation to help mitigate an actual DDoS attack.

Speakers:
Andrew Kiggins –Software Dev Manager (AWS)
Adrian Newby – CTO with CrownPeak Technology

 

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In this session, we introduce you to CloudFront's dynamic delivery features that help improve the performance, scalability, and availability of your website while helping you lower your costs. We talk about architectural patterns such as SSL termination, close proximity connection termination, origin offload with keep-alive connections, and last-mile latency improvement. Also learn how to take advantage of Amazon Route 53's health check, automatic failover, and latency-based routing to build highly available web apps on AWS.

Speakers:
Kalyanaraman Prasad – VP, Edge Services (AWS)
Parviz Deyhim – Solutions Architect (AWS)