I was going through my cluttered mailbox when I came across that amazon had launched CloudFront! This is a new web service that can distribute content using a worldwide network of edge locations that provide low latency and high data transfer speeds. It works with S3 out of the box!

This is awesome news because I had been fretting over the issue of slow content delivery in different geographical locations for an upcoming project. Traditional methods would have required the content to be mirrored across geographically targetted locations and then code had to be written to take advantage of these servers in different locations.

The server distribution is as follows currently, which I guess basically serves the major markets in the world today.

United States

  • Ashburn, VA
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Newark, NJ
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • St. Louis, MO


  • Amsterdam
  • Dublin
  • Frankfurt
  • London


  • Hong Kong
  • Tokyo
I will be playing with the service very soon once I find time and I’ll post my findings.
[Link to Amazon CloudFront](
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