Fast, highly secure and programmable content delivery network (CDN)
Amazon CloudFront is a fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment. CloudFront China has Edge locations in Beijing, Shanghai, Zhongwei, and Shenzhen. These four Edge locations are connected by private network directly to Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region operated by NWCD for speedy content delivery to viewers in China. CloudFront works seamlessly with services, including Amazon Shield Standard for DDoS mitigation, and Amazon S3, Elastic Load Balancing, or Amazon EC2 as origins for your applications.
You can get started with the Content Delivery Network in minutes, using the Amazon Web Services tools that you're already familiar with: APIs, Amazon Web Services Management Console, Command Line Interface (CLI), and SDKs. Amazon's CDN offers a simple, pay-as-you-go pricing model with no upfront fees or required long-term contracts, and support for the CDN is included in your existing Amazon Support subscription.
Fast and global
The Amazon CloudFront content delivery network (CDN) is massively scaled and globally distributed. The CloudFront network has 191 POPs (180 edge locations, and 11 Regional Edge Caches) in 73 cities across 33 countries, and leverages the highly-resilient private backbone network for superior performance and availability for your end users.
Security at the Edge
Amazon CloudFront is a highly-secure CDN that provides both network and application level protection. Your traffic and applications benefit through a variety of built-in protections such as Amazon Shield Standard, at no additional cost.
Deep integration with Amazon Web Services
Amazon CloudFront China is integrated with Amazon Web Services services such as Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, and Elastic Load Balancing. They are all accessible via the same console and all features in the CDN can be programmatically configured by using SDKs or the Amazon Web Services Management Console. Lastly, if you use Amazon Web Services origins such as Amazon S3, Amazon EC2 or Elastic Load Balancing, you don’t pay for any data transferred between these services and CloudFront.
Static asset caching
Live and on-demand video streaming
The Amazon CloudFront CDN offers multiple options for streaming your media – both pre-recorded files and live events – at sustained, high throughput required for 4K delivery to global viewers. For on-demand streaming, you can use CloudFront for multi-bitrate adaptive streaming in Microsoft Smooth, HLS, HDS, or MPEG-DASH formats to any device. To broadcast a live stream, you can use CloudFront to cache the media fragments at the edge and collapse multiple requests for the manifest file to reduce the load to your origin.
CloudFront integrates seamlessly with Amazon Shield Standard for Layer 3/4 DDoS mitigation. In addition, CloudFront negotiates TLS connections with the highest security ciphers. You can also use our advanced feature like Field-Level Encryption, to protect the most sensitive data throughout your enterprise, so the information can only be viewed by certain components and services in your application stack. CloudFront also integrates with Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) to control access.
Dynamic content and API acceleration
Amazon CloudFront can be used to secure and accelerate your API calls. CloudFront supports proxy methods (POST, PUT, OPTIONS, DELETE, and PATCH). With CloudFront, TLS connections with clients terminate at a nearby edge location, then CloudFront uses optimized Amazon Web Services network paths to securely reach your API servers.
Amazon CloudFront scales automatically as globally-distributed clients download software updates. You can make your software available right at the edge where your users are, via the content delivery network. The CDN's high data transfer rates speed up the delivery of your binaries, improving customer experience while lowering your costs.