CloudFront at a Glimse

For all whose who are still a bit new to AWS Cloud’s Content Delivery Network, CloudFront with more than 51 Edge locations is rocking the world of Content Delivery. Backed up with Edge Locations in Mumbai & Chennai, India has really seen alot of traction towards AWS CloudFront with media house biggies like Aaj Tak, Headlines Today and others pouring in. This traction has also been fueled with the entire array of hand held devices like smart phones, Tablets, I phones gaining popularity in India. We recently held a Joint Webinar with AWS Cloud on Amazon CloudFront with our growing Indian Audience. During the webinar we saw a barrage of questions flying in the Q & A session and thought, why not have some of these questions shared with our readers. So here they are, see how many of your Questions got Answered !!


Time To Fire in Those Questions on AWS CloudFront

1) Can we Improve the time latency if we use a CDN in front of S3? What will be the degree of improvement in time latency and end-user experience in terms of time in milliseconds?

Ans1) Yes time latency can be improved by using CDN in front of S3. It will depend on the location/geographical region the content is accessed from. There are a number of tools available to test this improvement. For example you can use to compare two urls interms of time latency from different geographical locations.

2) What should be a recommended way if we put our content Images/CSS/JS on CloudFront? And If some frequent changes come up related to images/css/js what would be your suggestion on the same?

Ans2)You can serve those types of content via CloudFront, you can set your TTL values along with versioning so that CloudFront can go back regularly to the origin source to fetch those changes