Amazon CloudFront is a content distribution network that speeds up distribution of your static and dynamic web content such as .html, .css, .js, and image files to your users. CloudFront delivers your content through a worldwide network of data centers called edge locations. When a user requests content that you’re serving with CloudFront, the request is routed to the edge location that provides the fastest response and best possible performance.

  • If the content is already in the edge location with the lowest latency, CloudFront delivers it immediately.
  • If the content is not in that edge location, CloudFront retrieves it from an origin that you’ve defined—such as an Amazon S3 bucket, a MediaPackage channel, or an HTTP server (for example, a web server) that you have identified as the source for the definitive version of your content.

With extensive experience in Modern Software Design, serverless architectures and containerization, TrackIt specializes in designing Amazon CloudFront  solutions that are tailored to meet our clients’ business needs. TrackIt uses “Well-Architected” practices as a key design underpinning all its AWS solution implementations.

At TrackIt, we have experience in website and application hosting utilizing CloudFront, both in combination with S3 or with other origin storage environments.

TrackIt engineers also have experience with Lambda@Edge (special lambdas only used by CloudFront) to handle customization, redirection and security of your various requests, as well as CloudFront Functions to support event-driven architectures.

Amazon CloudFront Benefits

  • Global Scaled Netword for Fast Content Delivery
  • Security at the Edge
  • Highly Programmable and Secure Edge Computing
  • Deep Integration with a broad suite of AWS services
  • Cost-Effective

  • Global Scaled Network for Fast Content Delivery: CloudFront has a massive global network of edge locations that help deliver content to users with low latency and high transfer speeds. This means that your website or application can provide fast and reliable content delivery to users around the world.

  • Security at the Edge: CloudFront provides security features that help protect your content from common web attacks, such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. These security features are built directly into the CDN, providing an extra layer of protection for your website or application.

  • Highly Programmable and Secure Edge Computing: CloudFront supports Lambda@Edge, which allows developers to run serverless code directly at the edge locations. This provides a highly programmable and secure way to customize content delivery and perform advanced processing tasks.

  • Deep Integration with a Broad Suite of AWS Services: CloudFront integrates seamlessly with a broad suite of AWS services, including S3, EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, and more. This means that you can easily use CloudFront with other AWS services to build scalable, secure, and cost-effective applications.

  • Cost-Effective: CloudFront offers flexible pricing options that allow you to pay only for the content delivery that you use. Additionally, CloudFront’s pricing is competitive, making it a cost-effective choice for businesses of all sizes.

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Are you struggling to decide which Content Delivery Network (CDN) to choose for your website or application? With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to determine which one is the right fit for your specific needs. However, two of the most popular and reliable CDNs are Akamai and Amazon CloudFront. In this blog post, we’ll compare and contrast these two CDNs to help you make an informed decision. Whether you’re looking for better website performance, improved security, or cost-effectiveness, we’ll provide all the information you need to choose the CDN that works best for you. So, if you want to make an educated decision and optimize your website or application, read on!

Are you planning to use Amazon CloudFront as your Content Delivery Network (CDN)? If you’ve already made the decision and are looking for guidance on how to implement it, we’ve got you covered with a comprehensive step-by-step tutorial. By following our tutorial, you’ll be able to set up and configure CloudFront for your website or application quickly and easily. So, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced developer, this tutorial will provide all the information you need to get started with Amazon CloudFront. Let’s dive in!

About TrackIt

TrackIt is an Amazon Web Services Advanced Tier Services Partner specializing in cloud management, consulting, and software development solutions based in Marina del Rey, CA. 

TrackIt specializes in Modern Software Development, DevOps, Infrastructure-As-Code, Serverless, CI/CD, and Containerization with specialized expertise in Media & Entertainment workflows, High-Performance Computing environments, and data storage.

In addition to providing cloud management, consulting, and modern software development services, TrackIt also provides an open-source AWS cost management tool that allows users to optimize their costs and resources on AWS.

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