Networking & Content Delivery

On-the-fly video conversion with Amazon CloudFront, Lambda@Edge, and AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Introduction: Whether your media library includes long form featured movies or short form “how-to” clips, the popularity of each video asset is typically set by your viewers preference. In order to deliver your online video content, AWS offers multiple solutions that you can use to automate your media supply chain, and streamline your content distribution. […]

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Using CloudFront Origin Shield to protect your origin in a multi-CDN deployment

This blog details how Amazon CloudFront’s recently announced Origin Shield can enhance your multi-CDN media workload by minimizing the load on our your origin. This reduction in origin load can improve your origin’s availability, reduce its operating costs, and even improve general performance for your viewers.

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Customize 403 error pages from Amazon CloudFront Origin with Lambda@Edge

AWS Web Application Firewall (AWS WAF) is commonly used to protect HTTP and HTTPS requests forwarded to Amazon CloudFront. When you are using this approach, default 403 error pages do not distinguish whether the error came from AWS WAF or the CloudFront Origin. As an AWS WAF and Amazon CloudFront user, you may want to […]

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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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How AWS is helping to secure internet routing

The internet works reliably, in large part, on the basis of a key technology called Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). BGP is a means by which all junction points on the internet (routers) communicate with each other to dynamically establish the correct (and correctly weighted) paths that network packets should follow to traverse the global networking […]

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Audible Plus

CloudFront Migration Series (Part 2): Audible Plus, The Turning Point

Introduction In 2020, users have come to expect a flawless streaming media experience, whether it’s video, music, or audiobooks. Playback must start quickly and be resilient to changes in network availability and bandwidth. To deliver all of this content, you must have a performant, highly available and reliable Content Delivery Network (CDN) to reach customers […]

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Securing ingress using security solutions and AWS Transit Gateway

Introduction Internet-facing applications, by their nature, have a larger attack surface and are exposed to categories of threats most other types of applications will never have to face. Having the necessary protection from attacks on these types of applications, and minimizing the impact of attacks, are a core part of any security strategy. Traditional AWS […]

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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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CloudFront migration series (Part 1) – introduction

This is the first post in a blog series about Amazon CloudFront migrations. CloudFront works with other AWS edge networking services, to provide content delivery, perimeter security, end-user routing, and edge compute. CloudFront is a Content Delivery Network (CDN), which places content closer to your end-users, improving performance and customer satisfaction. CloudFront supports functions and […]

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Introducing AWS Outposts private connectivity

Today, we are excited to announce the availability of AWS Outposts private connectivity. Up until today, the service link endpoints in the region for each AWS Outposts deployment were in the public AWS realm of a customer’s chosen region and could be connected to by either the public internet or an AWS Direct Connect (DX) […]

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