Networking & Content Delivery

Using latency-based routing with Amazon CloudFront for a multi-Region active-active architecture

An update was made on April 11th, 2024, outlining deployment procedure. This post guides you through setting up the networking layer for a multi-Region active-active application architecture on AWS using latency-based routing in Amazon Route 53 with Amazon CloudFront to deliver a low-latency, reliable experience for your users. Building active-active architectures using AWS networking services improves […]

AWS Client VPN and AWS Verified Access migration and interoperability patterns

In today’s workplace, your users need secure, authenticated remote connectivity to your applications. Until recently, many organizations took this requirement to mean “VPN connection.” AWS Client VPN, introduced in 2018, has provided AWS customers with a managed, OpenVPN-based VPN client solution for securing remote access to on-premises and AWS-hosted applications. AWS Verified Access, launched in […]

Advanced hybrid routing scenarios with AWS Cloud WAN and AWS Direct Connect

Introduction In this post, we review advanced global routing scenarios with AWS Cloud WAN and AWS Direct Connect and dive into how you can control routing to build connectivity between AWS and on-premises locations. We also share best practices for optimizing routing in multi-Region hybrid networks and review common high-availability settings and failover scenarios. Customers […]

Bringing delivery closer to end users with Amazon CloudFront Embedded POPs

Fifteen years ago, Amazon CloudFront launched with 14 edge locations scattered around the world.  Since then, it’s been exciting to see how quickly we’ve grown to now having over 600 CloudFront Points of Presence (POPs) in more than 100 cities and 50 countries worldwide. We have continued to build and innovate, finding new ways to […]

Introduction to mTLS for ALB

Introducing mTLS for Application Load Balancer

AWS recently announced support for mutually authenticating clients that present X509 certificates to Application Load Balancer (ALB). In this post, we discuss options for implementing this new feature, and things to consider while implementing. ALB operates at the application layer (layer 7 in the OSI model) and load balances incoming HTTP/HTTPS requests to backend targets. […]

Programmatically deploying CloudFront distributions in AWS China Regions

Programmatically deploying CloudFront distributions in AWS China Regions

To operate websites, mobile apps, or services accessible to public users in China, companies should complete internet content provider (ICP) recordal and host systems on local servers or approved cloud servers located in mainland China. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers AWS China Regions, two Regions situated in China that allow customers to host websites and […]

How to optimize DNS for dual-stack networks

Public IPv4 addresses have been a scarce resource going all the way back to 2011, when the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) distributed the last block of unallocated public IPv4 addresses. Alongside, the private IPv4 range carved out by RFC1918 has also been too small for large networks and deployments, like containers that consume a […]

Orchestrate disaster recovery automation using Amazon Route 53 ARC and AWS Step Functions

Note: To learn more about Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller (Route 53 ARC), we recommend you read Part 1 and Part 2 of the series, and try out the examples. It demonstrates how the ARC service allows you to coordinate failovers and the recovery readiness of your application. In this blog post, we provide […]

Streamline access to most used AWS services using VPC Endpoints

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) endpoints, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) PrivateLink, can be used to privately connect your applications to AWS services as if they were in your VPC. For enterprises that use many AWS services, it may be difficult to understand which services are being used most often and therefore can […]

Promoting customer choice: AWS takes another step to lower costs for customers changing IT providers

Changing IT providers has always required time, effort, and money, but cloud computing has made that process easier than ever. Before cloud services, switching was often prohibitively difficult and expensive: over a multi-year process, companies would make up-front investments in new hardware and rewrite software to conform to their new provider’s proprietary operating system. At […]