AWS CloudFront is a global Content Delivery Network (CDN) service that provides the ability to deliver static and dynamic web content at high speed and low latency to users around the world. This is done by placing web content at edge locations near the users, which reduces the time it takes to deliver the content to the users and increases the availability of the content.

CloudFront can be used to serve many different types of web content, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, images, videos, and audio files. It can also deliver content from a variety of sources, including Amazon S3 buckets, Elastic Load Balancers, and HTTP/HTTPS websites that aren’t on AWS yet.

To start using CloudFront, you must first create a distribution where you can specify the source of the content and configure the settings for the distribution. Then one can map a domain for the distribution and configure DNS to point to the CloudFront distribution.

One of the biggest advantages of using CloudFront is that it allows you to combine content from different sources, with the possibility of advanced rules to route the traffic. This provides many options for handling CORS, building uniform user experiences based on many different sources and finally, there is the option to let small functions respond directly from CloudFront. This increases the availability of the content and reduces the time it takes to deliver the content to users, which can increase the user experience and increase conversions.

CloudFront also allows you to configure several advanced features that can help secure your content and protect against DDoS attacks. It includes features such as SSL/TLS encryption, geographic blocking, IP blocking and cookie-based authentication.

CloudFront also allows you to activate logging and monitoring of distributions, so you can follow which resources are being used and how the distribution is performing. This can help optimize distribution and identify any challenges that need to be addressed.

As Denmark’s leading AWS partner, KeyCore is ready to help our customers implement and manage their CloudFront distributions. Our managed services also include monitoring and support, so our customers can focus on their core business, while we ensure that their CloudFront distributions run optimally.

Read more on CloudFront on the AWS Site

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