Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Amazon adds HTTPS to CloudFront, drops prices and adds a NYC edge location

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In addition to lowering prices and opening a new NYC edge location, Amazon has added a key feature to their content delivery network offering, HTTPS support.

Since Amazon launched CloudFront, HTTPS support has been one of the most requested features by their customers. HTTPS lets you transfer content over an encrypted connection, helping ensure the authenticity of the content delivered to your users.

Amazon CloudFront HTTPS delivery can be used to transfer inherently sensitive objects to your users, to avoid security warnings that some browsers present when viewing a mix of HTTP and HTTPS content, or for anything else that needs to be encrypted when transferred.

Also announced this morning,  Amazon reduced their pricing for regular HTTP requests by 25%: prices for HTTP requests now start at $0.0075 per 10,000 requests, letting you save on content that doesn't require HTTPS.
We're always looking for ways to reduce our costs, and we're happy that we can pass these savings on to our customers. These lower prices will apply for all usage starting on June 1, 2010.
And finally, there is a new edge location in NYC where content will be served helping make performance even better for users requesting content from New York and the northeast United States.

You can read more about Amazon CloudFront, HTTPS delivery, and view pricing information on the Amazon CloudFront detail page.

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