Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront: Amazon CloudFront is a fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely offers high transfer speeds, delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers at a global perspective with low latency, all these within a development environment that is friendly.

CloudFront is integrated with AWS in a way that both physical locations that are directly linked to the AWS global infrastructure, as well as other AWS services are available. CloudFront is a form of a global content delivery network that allows the client to accelerate the delivery of their content, such as websites, APIS, videos, or any other web assets, to the public.

The CloudFront service has a high level of integration with other Amazon Web services products to allow developers to create a solution to forward their content to consumers with no minimum usage requirements. The Cloudfront service can be used to deliver the client’s content using the global network of Amazon, which automatically routes the request for content to the nearest edge location in the network, allowing content to be delivered with a high-performance level.

Amazon CloudFront Benefits

Fast and Global

The Amazon Cloudfront CDN is heavily scaled and globally distributed. The CloudFront network has 216 PoPs (points of presence) and available for end-users by the leverage of highly-resilient Amazon backbone networks for higher performance.

Highly programmable

Amazon CloudFront is customized for your application requirements. the Lambda @Edge functions triggered by CloudFront events that will extend the custom code across AWS worldwide locations. To improve responsiveness the Amazon CloudFront allows moving the complex application logic to the end-user. The CDN supports integration with other tools and automation interfaces for DevOps and CI/CD environments by using native APIs or AWS tools.

Deep integration with AWS

Amazon CloudFront is deeply integrated with AWS services like Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon Route 53, AWS Elastic Load Balancing and AWS Elemental Media Services. These can be access in the same console and all features in CDN can be configured with either API or AWS Management Console.

Edge Security

Amazon CloudFront is a highly secure CDN that defines both network and application-level protection. You can use configuration features such as AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) to create and manage custom SSL certificates at no extra cost. The AWS Shield Standard that is built-in protection can satisfy your traffic and applications.