Amazon Enters Content Delivery Business

Medford, Cassimir
November 2008
Red Herring;11/18/2008, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports that Amazon.com has entered the delivery network business with the CloudFront pay-as-you-go service. CloudFront will pick up transport and deliver web content for commercial entities using a network of its servers. A content delivery network (CDN), which speeds up web performance, reroutes data traffic through strategically placed servers. CloudFront utilizes the same network and storage resources as Amazon's other web services including the Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).


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