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Amazon Announced CloudFront

Post icon  Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:29 AM

Received an email from Amazon this morning with their announcement of CloudFront. CloudFront is Amazon's content delivery network (CDN) that ties in to the Amazon S3 system. These cloud networks are looking better and better, especially with the introduction of an integrated CDN. Very good work Amazon.


Dear AWS Customer,

Today, we're excited to announce the public beta of Amazon CloudFront, a new web service for content delivery. With CloudFront, you can distribute content using a worldwide network of edge locations that provide low latency and high data transfer speeds. CloudFront works seamlessly with other AWS services such as Amazon S3, and like all AWS services, is self-service with no up-front commitments, no long-term contracts and pay-as-you-go pricing. You can sign up for CloudFront - and begin using it today - at aws.amazon.com/cloudfront.

The initial release lets developers and businesses deliver popular, publicly readable content worldwide. CloudFront has a number of exciting features that differ from many traditional methods of content delivery. It:

* lets you get started easily there's no need to contact a sales person or negotiate a contract. Anyone can get started in just minutes with only a credit card.
* works seamlessly with Amazon S3 - you can start delivering your files stored in Amazon S3 through CloudFront edge locations in a matter of minutes.
* is simple and easy to use - a single API call is all that's needed to get started delivering your content.
* lets you pay only for what you use there are no minimum fees and no long-term commitments.

To Use Amazon CloudFront, all you need to do is store your objects in Amazon S3 (make sure they are publicly readable), then, make a simple API call to register your bucket with CloudFront. This API call will return a new domain name for you to include in your web pages or application. When clients request an object using this domain name, they will be automatically routed to the nearest edge location used by Amazon CloudFront for fast delivery of your content. No negotiations, no upfront fees, and no volume commitments. It's that simple.

You can learn more about Amazon CloudFront and get started using the service at aws.amazon.com/cloudfront.

The Amazon CloudFront Team

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