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    In 2008, product launched by Amazon Web Services, Amazon CloudFront is a Content Delivery web service offering pay-as-you-go services. Amazon CloudFront offers an easy way to distribute content to end users with low latency, high data transfer speeds and no usage limitations.

    Amazon CloudFront is Simple, Fast, Reliable, Elastic and Cost-effective designed for use with other Amazon Web Services.


     

    Locations:

    The service operates from 52 edge locations on five continents.

    CloudFront has servers located in Europe (United Kingdom, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain)

    Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and India) and Australia

    Along with South America, Cloudfront is encountered in several major cities in the United States.




     




    Salient Features:

     

    Popular features

    • Management Console with Dynamic Content

    • Support for POST/PUT and other HTTP Methods

    • Invalidation and Custom SSL

    • Wildcard CNAME Support

    • Zone Apex Support

    • Custom Error Responses


     

    Reporting:

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    • Cache Statistics Reports, Popular Objects Reports and Top Referrer Report

    • Monitoring & Alarming via Amazon CloudWatch

    • Amazon CloudFront Usage Charts

    • View Reports and Access Logs

     

    Security

    • Private Content with Geo Restrictions

    • HTTP to HTTPS Redirect at the Edge

    • Advanced Secure Security Layer (SSL) Features

    • Log API calls on CloudTrail

    • PCI DSS



    Streaming

    Amazon Web Services can be used to stream the media(Audio/Video) content across the globe. CloudFront offers smooth HLS streaming and RTMP streaming.

     

    • Support for On-demand Microsoft Smooth Streaming

    • Live Streaming for Amazon CloudFront using Adobe Media Server 5.0

    • Live Streaming for Amazon CloudFront Using Windows Media Services

    • Live Streaming with Wowza


     

    Pricing

    CloudFront by Amazon offers “Pay only for what you use” feature and AWS free usage tier which allows to use the services for free. AWS also offers On-Demand Pricing which has regional data transfer out to internet.

     

    • Free Tier

    • Reserved Capacity Pricing

    • Price Classes

    • On-Demand Pricing



    Dynamic & Customized Content

    Offers a global reach to the static as well dynamic content of the website. Without any additional charges, CloudFront serves the dynamic content.

     

    • Amazon CloudFront Supports Dynamic Content

    • Low TTLs

    • Support for Cookies and Query Strings

    • Device Detection with Geo Targeting

    • Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)

    • Forward Headers to Origin


     

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