What is an Edge Location? [closed]

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What is edge location and how is it relevant with faster data access?
Jul 13, 2018 in AWS by eatcodesleeprepeat
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closed Nov 27, 2018 by Priyaj 309 views
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An Edge location is basically a small setup in different locations that provides low latency connectivity by providing static contents to be available from nearest location of the request. It is basically a Content Delivery Network setup to make the response faster by providing the response from edge location rather than actual physical location of servers.

Overall what happens is that the content are cached and used by CDN.

Edge locations serve requests for CloudFront and Route 53. CloudFront is a content delivery network, while Route 53 is a DNS service. Requests going to either one of these services will be routed to the nearest edge location automatically allowing low latency no matter where the end user is located.

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answered Jul 13, 2018 by Priyaj
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  • AWS make use of Edge location to reach their users so as to reduce latency.
  • AWS has two or more available zones per region.
  • Each zone contains different data centers so as to manage traffic at particular region.
  • AWS resources reside at these regions.
  • Edge location is a location from where the end users access the service located at AWS.
  • Basically, it is a Content Delivery Network  used with AWS CloudFront and Route 53 Service and request sent to any of these service is directly connected to the nearest edge location.Related image
answered Jul 13, 2018 by ArchanaNagur
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edited Jul 13, 2018 by ArchanaNagur
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Can you please tell me the working.! How does this work?
answered Aug 23, 2018 by Prince kumar
An Edge location is basically a small setup in different locations that provides low latency connectivity by providing static contents to be available from nearest location of the request. What happens is that instead of getting the information from the source it just routes to the nearest edge location and delivers the information reducing the latency. This way the access time is less and response is faster
Hey prince, what details are you exactly looking for?

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