Amazon Web Services Adds New Edge Location In Australia
Recently amazon web services have launched newest edge location in Sydney, Australia to serve end users of Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53. Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53 now have a total of 33 edge locations worldwide. Each new edge location helps lower latency and improves performance for your end users. Amazon web services have launched 8 new edge locations in 2012 and they plan to continue to add new edge locations worldwide.
What are amazon cloudfront services and how it can help your wordpress websites and blogs to load at lightning fast speed?
Amazon CloudFront can be used to deliver your entire website, including dynamic, static and streaming content using a global network of edge locations. Requests for your content are automatically routed to the nearest edge location, so content is delivered with the best possible performance. Amazon CloudFront is optimized to work with other Amazon Web Services, like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon Route 53. Amazon CloudFront also works seamlessly with any non-AWS origin server, which stores the original, definitive versions of your files.
Amazon CloudFront is a web service for content delivery that serves over 20,000 customers – from start-ups to enterprises. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services to give developers and businesses an easy way to distribute content to end users with low latency, high data transfer speeds. There are no long term contracts or required minimum usage commitments – you pay only for as much or as little content as you actually deliver through the service.
In simple words amazon cloud front services deliver contents (html, images, css, js and download files) at a much higher speed with lower latency. For example our website www.wpfix.org is hosted on hostgator whose web servers are located at Houston, Texas in United States of America. Normally when a wpfix user visit our site from Australia then he is served content form the only main server which are located in US. But due to integration of amazon cloud front services Now the wpfix user visit our site from Australia he will be served content from the closest amazon cloud front global edge server networks i.e Sydney edge network
This makes users to access content at a much faster rate which in turn helps us in many ways :
- It reduces the demand of our own servers, and make it faster as well.
- It increases our site loading at a lightning speed. Which also improves better user experience.
- Improves SEO : Google has clearly stated that faster websites tends to rank higher in search engines.
The Amazon CloudFront Global Edge Network
To deliver content to end users with lower latency, Amazon CloudFront uses a global network of edge locations. Amazon CloudFront edge locations are located in:
Ashburn, VA (2)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (2)
Los Angeles, CA (2)
New York, NY (2)
Palo Alto, CA
San Jose, CA
South Bend, IN
St. Louis, MO
If you’re already using Amazon CloudFront or Amazon Route 53, you don’t need to do anything to your applications as requests are automatically routed to this location when appropriate.