Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is a AWS service that speeds up distribution of customer’s static and dynamic web content, such as .html, .css, .js, and image files, to users. It securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment.

  • CloudFront speeds up the distribution of the content by routing each user request through the AWS backbone network to the edge location that can best serve your content.
  • CloudFront is integrated with AWS – both physical locations that are directly connected to the AWS global infrastructure, as well as other AWS services.
  • CloudFront works seamlessly with services including AWS Shield for DDoS mitigation, Amazon S3, Elastic Load Balancing or Amazon EC2 as origins for your applications, and Lambda@Edge to run custom code closer to customers’ users and to customize the user experience.
  • Using AWS origins, customers can improve performance, reliability, and ease of use as a result of AWS’s ability to track and adjust origin routes, monitor system health, respond quickly when any issues occur, and the integration of Amazon CloudFront with other AWS services.