Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) service provided by AWS. It is designed to deliver content, including web pages, videos, images, and other static or dynamic assets, to users with low latency and high data transfer speeds. CloudFront accelerates content delivery by caching it at edge locations distributed globally.
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CloudFront has a network of edge locations strategically located across the globe. These edge locations cache and serve content to end-users, reducing latency and improving performance.
By caching content at edge locations, CloudFront minimizes the time it takes for users to access resources, resulting in lower latency and improved user experience.
CloudFront scales automatically to handle varying levels of traffic, ensuring reliable and consistent content delivery even during traffic spikes.
CloudFront integrates with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and other AWS security services to provide fine-grained control over who can access your content. It also supports HTTPS for secure data transfer.
CloudFront allows content customization and delivery control through features like cache control, origin configuration, and compression settings.
Content can be fetched from various origins, including Amazon S3 buckets, EC2 instances, or on-premises servers. CloudFront optimizes content delivery by automatically routing requests to the nearest edge location and fetching content from the origin server if necessary.
CloudFront supports the delivery of streaming content, such as live and on-demand video streaming, using protocols like HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH).
CloudFront provides detailed logs and reports on the usage and performance of the content, helping understand user behavior and optimize content delivery.
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