Welcome to AWS Global Accelerator workshop.
In this self-paced workshop you will face a series of challenges to improve your web application availability and performance using AWS Global Accelerator. The service provides static IP addresses that act as a fixed entry point to your application endpoints in a single or multiple AWS Regions, such as your Application Load Balancers, Network Load Balancers, Amazon EC2 instances or Elastic IP addresses. AWS Global Accelerator uses the AWS global network to optimize the path from your users to your applications, improving the performance of your traffic by as much as 60%.
If you are running the workshop on your own use any client (browser, cURL, etc.) to see how AWS Global Accelerator routes requests based on your location and the accelerator settings (traffic dials, endpoint weights, failover, etc.). If you are at an AWS hosted event (such as re:Invent, Kubecon, Immersion Day, etc.), in addition to your clients, use the web page the instructor will share with you to see how AWS Global Accelerator routes requests from users in four different regions and the accelerator settings.
To test a website performance, it’s recommended to use real clients, we will use some tools (Apache Benchmark, cURL, Traceroute, etc.) to see the difference between accessing our application via the Application Load Balancers (ALBs) directly vs accessing it via our accelerator (AWS Global Accelerator).
If you have any question or are interested in an AWS-hosted event dedicated for your team, please contact us.