AWS launches Amazon CloudFront Edge locations in UAE

AWS launches CloudFront Edge locations to improve services

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AWS launches Amazon CloudFront Edge locations in UAE New Edge locations give AWS customers improved experience.
By  Mark Sutton Published  October 16, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched two Amazon CloudFront Edge locations in Dubai and Fujairah during GITEX Technology Week 2018.

The new Edge locations bring the full suite of benefits provided by Amazon CloudFront including deep integration with compute and security services like Lambda@Edge, AWS Shield, and AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF).

The new Edge locations give customers in the region an improved experience for their end users, including faster content delivery and added cybersecurity protection.

Amazon CloudFront uses a global network of 138 Points of Presence (including 127 Edge Locations and 11 Regional Edge Caches) in 63 cities across 29 countries.

"We are thrilled to continue expanding our presence in the Middle East and to be bringing even more advanced cloud technologies to customers in the UAE," says Andy Isherwood, AWS vice president and managing director, EMEA. "The Middle East is an important region for AWS and the UAE is a key hub for many of the Middle East's most innovative start-ups and enterprises."

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.

It is also integrated with AWS, including physical locations that are directly connected to the AWS global infrastructure, as well as software that works seamlessly with AWS's services.

Customers can start using the service today and could see performance improvements of up to 90 percent in reduced latency for their content delivery as a result of the local Edge locations.

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