Increase Performance With Load Balancers
AWS Global Accelerator improves the availability and performance of your applications. It provides customers with a global fixed entry point to their Application Load Balancers (ALB), Network Load Balancers (NLB), EC2 instances, or Elastic IPs. AWS Global Accelerator uses the AWS global network to direct end users’ traffic to a healthy application endpoint in the closest AWS Region to the client, improving latency and throughput of your application traffic. Customers who use the service with Application Load Balancer (ALB) or EC2 instances can see as much as a 60% performance improvement for their TCP traffic. Today, we want to talk about an AWS Management Console feature that makes it easier to use AWS Global Accelerator with your Application Load Balancer. Putting AWS Global Accelerator in front of your ALB involves a multi-step process that includes creating an accelerator, adding a listener to the accelerator, adding endpoint groups to the listener, and finally, attaching your load balancer to the endpoint group. While this process takes around 10 minutes, learning how to do it right the first time can take longer. This process requires you to duplicate settings such as protocol, port, and AWS Region in both configurations.