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Serve your files using the CloudFront CDN

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Lab Steps

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Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
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Create an S3 bucket
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Create a CloudFront Distribution
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Upload a demo image gallery to the S3 Bucket
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Make S3 files accessible to everyone
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Test the CloudFront distribution
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Disable a CloudFront distribution
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Delete a CloudFront distribution
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Destroy an S3 bucket

Ready for the real environment experience?

DifficultyBeginner
Duration1h 30m
Students4970

Description

Create a Content Delivery Network (CDN) Distribution using Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) service. You can speed up the delivery of static files using the HTTP or the HTTPS protocols. You can stream audio or video contents in real time using the RTMP protocol. Each CloudFront distribution has a unique cloudfront.net domain name that can be used to reference objects through the global network of edge locations.

AWS CloudFront uses a global network of edge locations for content delivery. There are 20 locations in USA, 16 locations in Europe, 13 in Asia, 2 in Australia and 2 in South America. You can also monitor and receive notifications on the operational performance of CloudFront distributions using CloudWatch, and track trends in data transfer and requests checking the usage charts.

CloudFront is a powerful service and, during this lab, you will learn to create a fully functional CloudFront distribution using an S3 bucket as origin.

 

Note: Cloudfront may take up to 25 minutes to deploy your distribution. You will need to wait until it is deployed to complete the laboratory.

Updates

November 20th, 2018 - Updated instructions to incorporate new S3 public access security settings

About the Author

Students45657
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Antonio is an IT Manager and a software and infrastructure Engineer with 15 years of experience in designing, implementing and deploying complex webapps.

He has a deep knowledge of the IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards and of several programming languages (Python, PHP, Java, Scala, JS).

Antonio has also been using and designing cloud infrastructures for five years, using both public and private cloud services (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, Openstack and Vmware vSphere).

During his past working experiences, he designed and managed large web clusters, also developing a service orchestrator for providing automatic scaling, self-healing and a Disaster Recovery Strategy.

Antonio is currently the Labs Product Manager and a Senior DevOps Engineer at Cloud Academy; his main goal is providing the best learn-by-doing experience possible taking care of the Cloud Academy Labs platform.