CDN is a powerful concept but not a simple one to wrap your mind around. Having CDNs usually offered in modern days as a service, one has to understand the concept, and how it maps into the terminology of the service in use in order to make sense of the terminology of that service provider’s Backoffice configuration application and reference pages.

This post explains the concept of CDN, and dives specifically into the terminology used by CloudFront — the CDN featured by AWS.

AWS aims to be a very generic service. As a result many times some over-architected implementation details…

Osher El-Netanany

Coding since 99, LARPing since 94, loving since 76. I write fast but read slow, so I learnt to make things simple for me to read later. You’re invited too.

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