What are the features in AWS for keeping static data closer to end user?

    AWS provides following features to support the static data proximity to end user:

  • CloudFront: Amazon CloudFront can cache the content in an Amazon S3 bucket for multiple edge locations that are closer to the end user location.
  • Availability Zones: We can use the same Availability Zone to create a cluster of servers. This makes sure that data is in proximity to the processing servers.
  • Physically Ship Data: Yes, we can ship data drives to Amazon by using Import/Export service27. Many a times it is cheaper and faster to move large amounts of data using the sneakernet28 than to upload it over the Internet.

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