June 20, 2024

Amazon CloudFront

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Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) provided by AWS that speeds up the delivery of static and dynamic web content, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and images. CloudFront delivers content from a network of edge locations around the world, so that users can access the content from the location that is closest to them, which reduces latency and improves the user experience.

CloudFront can be used to deliver content from a variety of sources, including Amazon S3 buckets, Amazon EC2 instances, and HTTP servers. It integrates with other AWS services, such as Amazon Route 53 and Amazon S3, and can be used to deliver content for websites, APIs, and applications.

CloudFront provides a number of features and benefits, including:

High performance: CloudFront uses a global network of edge locations to deliver content quickly and with low latency.

Security: CloudFront integrates with AWS Shield, a service that provides DDoS protection and mitigates network and application layer attacks.

Customization: CloudFront allows you to customize the content that is delivered to your users, including the ability to set cache policies, specify custom headers, and add custom error pages.

Integration with other AWS services: CloudFront integrates with other AWS services, such as Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, and Amazon Route 53, making it easy to use with your existing AWS infrastructure.