Amazon Web Services is adding CloudFront edge locations in Toronto and Montreal to deliver content at high speeds and low latency to the Canadian market, according to a Monday announcement. The expansion brings the AWS CDN to 59 edge locations, including a recently launched location in São Paolo, Brazil.
The Canadian locations will be priced the same as US edge locations, putting them in Price Class 100, and will support the Amazon Route 53 DNS service “in the future,” according to a blog post.
Applications using CloudFront will automatically leverage the new locations, and CloudFront service is included in the AWS Free Tier up to 2 million HTTP/HTTPS requests and 50 GB a month.
“As a developer, you will find CloudFront to be simple to use as well as cost-effective,” AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr said in the blog post. “Because it is elastic, you don’t need to over-provision in order to handle unpredictable traffic loads.”
Geographic expansion, including new regions, is also a priority for the public cloud leader as it nurtures its market share lead on Azure and others, CEO Andy Jassy told an audience at the AWS Public Sector Summit in June.