New CloudFront and Route53 Edge Location: Sydney
Amazon has just activated a new edge location for their CloudFront and Route53 services … Sydney!
Having an edge location in Australia is a big thing for us. It means that DNS requests are now served by servers in Australia and so will all our images and downloads.
When we moved to the Amazon platform early this year, we took a chance. We wanted edge locations in Australia, but they didn’t exist. We met the people at Amazon when they came to Melbourne and they told us about their new office in Sydney and the companies history of listening to its customers.
We moved everything across to Amazon in the hopes that the do actually listen to their clients. So today is a good day. We finally get an Australian edge location and now launch.ly can reach the speed potential to which it was designed for.