AWS Launches Global Accelerators To Boost Performance Across Zones

Recently Amazon has announced a new network service - AWS Global Accelerator, to help organizations to seamlessly route traffic to multiple regions and improve availability and performance for their end users.

Recently Amazon has announced a new network service - AWS Global Accelerator, to help organizations to seamlessly route traffic to multiple regions and improve availability and performance for their end users.
 
According to the company, much of AWS customer traffic already flows over their massive network, and customers are using AWS Direct Connect to help applications get consistent performance and low network variability as customers move between AWS regions. AWS Global Accelerator is mean to use the AWS global network to optimize their applications.
 
 
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User traffic enters AWS Global Accelerator through the closest edge location. The accelerator then routes the user traffic to the closest healthy application endpoint within the global AWS network. Lastly, at the endpoint, the application response returns over the AWS global network and reaches the user through the optimal endpoint.
 
"With AWS Global Accelerator, your users are directed to your workload based on their geographic location, application health, and weights that you can configure. AWS Global Accelerator also allocates static Anycast IP addresses that are globally unique for your application and do not change, thus removing the need to update clients as your application scales." AWS’s Shaun Ray wrote in a blog post.
 
AWS plans to charge customers based on the number of accelerators they create. The company expects customers will typically set up one accelerator for each application, but more complex applications may require more than one.
 
You will be charged a fixed hourly fee $0.025 for every accelerator that is running, over the standard Data Transfer rates. And a Data Transfer-Premium fee (DT-Premium) is calculated every hour on the dominant direction of traffic, which could be inbound traffic to an application, or outbound traffic from an application to end users. DT-Premium will be charged at a rate per gigabyte of data transferred over the AWS network, and the cost will depend on the AWS Region that serves the request and the AWS edge location.
 
AWS Global Accelerator is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Asia.