AWS Expands CDN CloudFront's Edge to Canada

Two new sites follow recent launch in São Paolo and bring CDN to 59 edge locations

Chris Burt

August 9, 2016

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AWS Expands CDN CloudFront's Edge to Canada
Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon, speaking at AWS re:Invent 2015 in Las Vegas (Photo: AWS)


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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.”

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AWS seems to be increasingly focusing on developers, with the July acquisition of cloud development environment provider Cloud9 and the launch of its IoT platform and accompanying SDK in October.

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.

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