Amazon brings CloudFront content delivery network to Toronto and Montreal

Amazon Web Services has announced it is bringing Amazon CloudFront to two Canadian locations.

Toronto and Montreal will be first to see the content delivery network offering. These are a series of proxy servers with cache content such as videos or other media that, if provided locally, improves on the speed of delivery.

In a blog post, AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr explained that customers can handle up to 2 million HTTP and HTTPS requests and transfer up to 50 GB of data each month at no charge, and that pricing is the same as its US edge locations.

The service will support Amazon’s Route 53 cloud DNS web service in the future, and existing users need not take extra action to benefit from the locations. They also do not need to overprovision, Barr said, as the service adapts to traffic.

With the two additions, Amazon CloudFront locations now total 59 worldwide.

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