According to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) website, Amazon CloudFront is a fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs with low latency and high transfer speeds to customers (globally) within a developer-friendly environment.
Cloudfront is used to deliver static and dynamic content and applications to users all over the globe. It does so using a worldwide network of data centers that Amazon refers to as edge locations. CloudFront is integrated with AWS at physical locations that are directly connected to the AWS global infrastructure and other AWS services. Moreover, CloudFront works seamlessly with other services that act as origins for your applications (e.g., AWS Shield for DDoS mitigation, Amazon S3, Elastic Load Balancing, or Amazon EC2).
According to Amazon, Cloudfront has the following key benefits:
For more information on Amazon Cloudfront, visit their website here.
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