What are Edge Locations in AWS?

  • Edge Location is a datacenter owned by a trusted partner of AWS which has a direct connection to AWS Network.
  • Edge Locations serve requests for CloudFront and Route53
  • Requests to these services will be automatically routed to the nearest Edge Location
  • S3 Transfer Accelerator and API Gateway Endpoint traffic also use Edge Location network
  • It allows for low latency of services no matter where the end user is geographically located
  • Edge Location is a datacenter owned by a trusted partner of AWS which has a direct connection to AWS Network.
  • Edge Locations serve requests for CloudFront and Route53
  • Requests to these services will be automatically routed to the nearest Edge Location
  • S3 Transfer Accelerator and API Gateway Endpoint traffic also use Edge Location network
  • It allows for low latency of services no matter where the end user is geographically located
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