Networking and Content Delivery on AWS

The network for the world’s workloads delivered through continuous innovation
Our vision is to provide the network for the world’s workloads with the most feature rich and highest performing cloud services. We have made deep investments over the past 13 years to ensure that AWS has the networking capabilities required to run any workload in the cloud with security, availability, performance, global coverage, and manageability.
Most secure
The broad set of AWS networking services offers essential security features by isolating resources, encrypting data, and connecting privately on the AWS global network.
Highest network availability
AWS delivers the highest network availability of any cloud provider, with 3x fewer down time hours from networking issues than the next largest cloud provider.
Consistent high performance
The AWS global network delivers the best support for the broadest set of applications, even those with the highest throughput and lowest latency requirements.
Broadest global coverage
The AWS global network delivers customer applications and content anywhere in the world over a private network.
Our vision and strategy for AWS networking (2:16)

69 Availability Zones

multiple, physically separated, and isolated

3x

fewer downtime hours in 2018 than the next largest cloud provider*

100 GB

network bandwidth available from C5n instances

22 AWS Regions

low latency, high throughput, and highly redundant

210 points of presence

providing global coverage for your users
*Based on downtime hours from 1/1/18 to 12/31/18 pulled directly from the public service health dashboards of the major cloud providers.

AWS Networking and Content Delivery services

Category
Use cases
AWS service
Network architecture
Resource isolation

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Provision a logically isolated section of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Load balancing

Elastic Load Balancing

Achieve fault tolerance for any application by ensuring scalability, performance, and security.

Global performance and delivery

AWS Global Accelerator

Improve global application availability and performance using the AWS global network.

Scale network design

AWS Transit Gateway

Easily scale connectivity across thousands of Amazon VPCs, AWS accounts, and on-premises networks.

Network connectivity
Domain name system

Amazon Route 53

A reliable and cost-effective way to route end users to Internet applications.

Load balancing

AWS PrivateLink

Access services hosted on AWS easily and securely by keeping your network traffic within the AWS network.

Direct connection to AWS

AWS Direct Connect

Easily establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS.

Encryption

AWS Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Securely access your on-premises and cloud networks from anywhere.

Application delivery
Content delivery

Amazon CloudFront

Fast, highly secure and programmable content delivery network (CDN).

Monitor microservices

AWS App Mesh

Easily monitor and control microservices.

Service discovery

AWS Cloud Map

Service discovery for cloud resources.

Build, deploy, and manage APIs

Amazon API Gateway

Create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs

AWS Networking and Content Delivery services

Category Use Case AWS Service
Network architecture
Resource isolation
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Load balancing Elastic Load Balancing
Global performance and delivery AWS Global Accelerator
Scale network design
AWS Transit Gateway
Network connectivity Domain name system
Amazon Route 53
Private connection to applications AWS PrivateLink
Direct connection to AWS AWS Direct Connect
Encryption AWS Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Application delivery Content delivery
Amazon CloudFront
Monitor microservices AWS App Mesh
Service discovery AWS Cloud Map
Build, deploy, and manage APIs Amazon API Gateway

Use cases

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Build a scalable network

Peak demand is often unpredictable. When that happens, you need to quickly grow network capacity to deliver the best performance for your users.

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Deliver applications worldwide

As your user base grows, you need a network that will support more users and deliver your services to different parts of the world.
 

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Build a hybrid cloud

Building a hybrid cloud or migrating applications to the cloud, can be complex and precarious.

 

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Secure your application traffic

Your application traffic contains most sensitive data for you and for your customers. Your security level depends on how you architect your cloud network.

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Build a scalable network

AWS Transit Gateway enables you to easily add Amazon VPCs and AWS accounts to support increased demands on your workloads.

Both Elastic Load Balancing and AWS Client VPN can automatically scale to handle peak demand and rapid changes in network traffic, to provide your applications and your users a high-quality experience.

Deliver applications worldwide

Regardless of where your users are located, AWS Global Accelerator intelligently routes the application traffic over the vast congestion-free AWS global network to the endpoint that provides the best performance.

For a consistent application experience on the AWS network, you can keep your VPC traffic secure on the AWS network with AWS PrivateLink, giving applications the look and feel of being hosted directly on a private network.

Build a hybrid cloud

You can simplify and secure the connection between application servers in the cloud and databases in your data center by connecting Amazon VPCs to your premises over a dedicated AWS Direct Connect or encrypted AWS Site-to-Site VPN.

Amazon Route 53 Resolver endpoints further simplify cloud migrations by enabling seamless Domain Name System (DNS) query resolution across your entire hybrid cloud. Create DNS endpoints and conditional forwarding rules to allow resolution of DNS namespaces between your on-premises data center and Amazon VPCs.

Secure your SaaS applications

AWS network services, such as AWS PrivateLink, AWS Direct Connect, and AWS Global Accelerator, help to secure your traffic by keeping it private on the AWS global network instead of over the internet, where it has a higher risk of being compromised.

Security groups in Amazon VPCs let you set IP filter rules to define how to handle incoming (ingress) and outgoing (egress) traffic to isolate and protect your SaaS resources.

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Hulu is an American subscription video-on-demand service that is redefining the television experience for viewers by using AWS services, such as Amazon CloudFront and AWS Direct Connect, to support the addition of more than 50 live channels for its Live TV offering. Hulu runs its live TV service on AWS’ reliable and secure infrastructure so it can deliver a great viewer experience, even in times of viewership and traffic spikes.

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