Performance - AWS Storage Services Overview

Performance

Amazon CloudFront is designed for low-latency and high-bandwidth delivery of content. Amazon CloudFront speeds up the distribution of your content by routing end users to the edge location that can best serve each end user’s request in a worldwide network of edge locations. Typically, requests are routed to the nearest Amazon CloudFront edge location in terms of latency. This approach dramatically reduces the number of networks that your users’ requests must pass through and improves performance. Users get both lower latency—here latency is the time it takes to load the first byte of an object—and the higher sustained data transfer rates needed to deliver popular objects at scale.