Amazon CloudFront Complete with Blazeclan's Media Solution Stack


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This Presentation has been exported from the recent Joint Webinar we had with Amazon Web Services. The overall webinar agenda:

1) AWS CloudFront Solving your Content Distribution needs with respect to Latency, Edge Locatons, POPs, On Demand & Live Streaming.

2) BlazeClan's Solution Stack Architecture Completing the CloudFront Story.

3) How this company with more than 15 Million Downloads benefited using CloudFront.

4) A comparative Study between Just-Dial on CloudFront Vs Rediff.

5) If You're already on CloudFront, You might want to check this Log analyzing Tool Cloudlytics to optimize your End User Performance!

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Amazon CloudFront Complete with Blazeclan's Media Solution Stack

  1. 1. Amazon’s Content Delivery Service Amazon CloudFront Santanu Dutt Solution Architect Amazon Seller Services JOINT WEBINAR Varoon Rajani President - Cloud Consulting BlazeClan Technologies 1
  2. 2. the story so far ... 2
  3. 3. AWS’ global infrastructure … 9 Regions Go Global in Minutes 25 Availability Zones 51 Edge Locations 3
  4. 4. …to go with AWS services 4
  5. 5. How it Works • A content delivery network (CDN) uses a network of servers in geographically dispersed locations (edge locations) to cache copies of content close to end users, lowering latency when they download or stream the objects. • When a specific page, file, or program is requested by a user, the server dynamically selected to deliver the content is based on closest network proximity or the one with the fewest network hops to the end user. • Content is replicated across edge locations providing redundancy. 5
  6. 6. CDN Benefits • Improves customer experience with faster page loads - bounce rates go down and customers stay on your site longer. • SEO benefits: site speed and load times are important to search engine ranking. – A study by Google showed that every ½ second of page load time dropped customer traffic by 20%. Google factors in page load times in their quality score. • Takes load off your web server, brings in scalability. • Reduces costs. • Provides protection: redundancy across multiple servers/locations. 6
  7. 7. The Amazon Way Reduced Prices More Customers • Customer Centric • Cost Effective • Think Big Picture Customer Obsession Economies of Scale-> Lower Costs More AWS Usage More Infrastructure 7
  8. 8. CloudFront Your Partner in Customer Experience 8
  9. 9. Customer Focus • Global availability & performance • Deliver all of your content • Easy to use 9
  10. 10. Deliver All of Your Content SSL User Input Dynamic Video Static 10
  11. 11. Streaming • Refers to delivering audio and video to end users on the internet without having to download the media file prior to playback • Potential benefits for you and your end-users – Give viewers more control over their viewing experience (seek forward) – Give you more control over your content (no file remains on the viewer's computer after watching) – Reduce your costs as it only delivers portions of a media file that the viewers actually watch • Protocols used for streaming include – Proprietary : Adobe’s Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP + tunneled and encrypted variants) – HTTP based : Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Adobe’s HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) and Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming (SS) 12
  12. 12. On-Demand Streaming • 3 Options – Media files converted to one of the supported format, stored in Amazon S3 (or a custom origin). You can then use S3 as an origin for an Amazon CloudFront web distribution. – Run a third party streaming server (e.g. Wowza Media Server available on AWS Marketplace) on Amazon EC2 which can convert a media file to the required HTTP streaming format (HLS, HDS or SS). This server can then be designated as the origin for an Amazon CloudFront distribution. – Stream using RTMP, you can store your media files on Amazon S3 and use it as the origin for an Amazon CloudFront RTMP distribution. 13
  13. 13. Live Streaming • 3 solutions to deliver live events over HTTP • Each relies on an encoder and a media service or server, fragments are cached in CloudFront and can be encoded on different bit rate • 3 Solutions : – Wowza Media Server 3.6 : Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) and Microsoft Smooth Streaming – Adobe Media Server 5.0 : Flash Player and Apple iOS devices. Amazon EC2 (running AMS 5.0) must be configured as the origin for a CloudFront web distribution – Windows Media Services for live Smooth Streaming : Live media over HTTP to both Microsoft Silverlight clients and Apple iOS devices • AWS CloudFormation template are provided to handle provisioning and sequencing for all the AWS resources of streaming stacks 14
  14. 14. Elastic Transcoder • ManagedTranscoding Workflow • Seamlessly Scalable • Cost-effective & Pay/Min. • Integrated with AWS services 15
  15. 15. CloudFront’s Global Customer Reach 9 Regions 46 Edge Locations Edge Location AWS Region
  16. 16. Industry Leading Availability Global Availability* 100 99.5 99 98.5 98 97.5 97 Cloudfront CDN B CDN C CDN D CDN E *Data from Cedexis, Last 30 Days, Availability measured over All Cedexis Regions. 12/30/13 17
  17. 17. CloudFront Top Tier Performance 600 Response Time (Latency) Performance* 500 95th Percentile 400 ms 75th Percentile 300 25th Percentile 10th Percentile 200 100 0 CDN E Cloudfront CDN B CDN D CDN C *Data from Cedexis, Last 30 Days, Response Time Measure of the United States. 11/12/13 18
  18. 18. Popular CloudFront Features Video Streaming • RTMP (Flash) and HTTP(S) delivery • Adaptive Bitrate Streaming Dynamic Content Acceleration • Low Minimum Content Expiration Periods (TTL=0) • Multiple Cache Behaviors • Multiple Origin Servers • Origin Connection Protocol • Viewer Connection Protocol • Zone Apex Support • Query String & Cookie Support • Put/Post HTTP Verb Support Security • Private Content • Custom SSL Support • Geo Restriction Content Management • AWS Management Console • Full control via APIs • Programmatic Invalidation • Industry-compliant, detailed Access Logs Price Flexibility • Pay for Use • Price Classes • Reserved Capacity Private Pricing 19
  19. 19. Manage Your Content Your Way API Console POST /2012-07-01/distribution HTTP/1.1 Host: Authorization: AWS authentication string Date: time stamp Other required headers <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <DistributionConfig xmlns=" 012-07-01/"> 20
  20. 20. Accelerate Your Site in 15 minutes • Frictionless self-service signup • No set-up or platform fees • No custom code • No re-architecting required 21
  21. 21. Help When You Need It • Enabled Self Service • AWS Solution Architects • 24 Hour AWS Customer Service • Dedicated Support Engineers • Fast Response Times (<15 mins)* * Depends on level of Premium Support ( 22
  22. 22. Competitive, Flexible Pricing Data Transfer Economies of Scale Price per GB • On-demand, pay for use pricing • Same pricing for Static and Dynamic Content • Commitment based private pricing Data Transfer Public Rates Private Rates 23
  23. 23. The Big Picture 24
  24. 24. CloudFront and the AWS Ecosystem • Integrates with AWS resources – DNS, Video Transcoding, Storage, Compute, Load Balancing, Marketplace, etc. • Improves scalability of other Amazon resources • Discounts on data transfer from Amazon S3 & EC2 to CloudFront 25
  25. 25. Your Partner in Customer Experience Dynamic Content OR Amazon CloudFront Elastic Load Balancing *.php Amazon EC2 Custom Origin Static Content *.jpg OR Amazon S3 26 Custom Origin
  26. 26. 28
  27. 27. Santanu Dutt 29
  28. 28. Technology Challenges across various Media Sectors Broadcasters • • • Faster Real time Encoding & Distribution with minimum latency. Large & unpredictable Storage Capacity Requirement. Publishers • Faster Content Delivery on multiple platforms & devices a necessity. Need to Identify Usage patterns. Variable Storage • Requirements for a variety of rich content. End user analysis of content usage patterns. Gaming • Maximizing UX by minimum time delays both in real time & downloads. • Player behaviour analytics during real time multiplayer gaming. Studios • • Global Content Distribution requirements. 30
  29. 29. The 5 Major Challenges Large Scale Data Transfer & Storage 1 Content Distribution Analytics Expensive, Slow & Bandwidth Intensive 5 Live Media Streaming 2 Expensive Infrastructure, Reduced scope of Reusability Content Distribution 4 Content Transcoding 3 Usage analysisExpensive & lacks detailed analysis. Expensive for large Data Sets, multiple jobs to be processed in different formats 31 Vendor Lock-ins, Relatively Expensive, Technology Improvement
  30. 30. 1. Large Scale Data Transfer & Storage AWS import / export Pre-recorded media content AWS Gateway File transfer accelerator  STORAGE Media stored rapidly to S3 Buckets using AWS Gateway or Import/Export along with File Transfer Accelerator Large Scale Data Transfer & Storage Live Media Streaming Content Transcoding 32 Content Distribution Content Distribution Analytics
  31. 31. 2. Live Media Streaming Live Media Stream Live Streaming Live Media Encoder File transfer accelerator Streaming Server on EC2 instance  LIVE STREAM Live media using third party Encoder and file transfer accelerator streamed from streaming servers or EC2 instances Large Scale Data Transfer & Storage Live Media Streaming Content Transcoding 33 Content Distribution Content Distribution Analytics
  32. 32. 3. Content Transcoding AWS Glacier (Archival) SQS AWS Elastic Transcoder SQS S3 Bucket transcoded files Cloud Front origin  TRANSCODE Using Amazon’s own Elastic Transcoder equipped with multiple formats content encoded from and to S3 Buckets Large Scale Data Transfer & Storage Live Media Streaming Content Transcoding 34 Content Distribution Content Distribution Analytics
  33. 33. 4. Content Distribution Edge Locations Cloudfront Streaming Distribution Cloudfront Cloudfront Streaming Distribution  CONTENT DISTRIBUTION Transcoded content, streamed to various Edge Locations using Amazon CloudFront Large Scale Data Transfer & Storage Live Media Streaming Content Transcoding 35 Content Distribution Content Distribution Analytics
  34. 34. 5. Content Distribution Analytics  CLOUDLYTICS – USAGE PATTERN ANALYSIS • • Live Media Streaming • Content Transcoding 36 Identify Popular Downloads & Streams Get Streaming Pattern for Video content • Large Scale Data Transfer & Storage Identify Edge Location Traffic & optimize AWS Billing • Amazon Edge Locations now in Mumbai & Chennai !! Geographical Distribution of Downloads/Streams Improve User Experience by Optimizing Latencies Content Distribution Content Distribution Analytics
  35. 35. Complete Solution Architecture AWS import / export Pre-recorded media content AWS Glacier (Archival) AWS Gateway Live Media Stream Live Media Encoder Corporate Data center File transfer accelerator Edge Locations Mobile Devices Cloudfront Streaming Distribution AWS Elastic Transcoder SQS SQS File transfer accelerator Cloudlytics – S3 / CloudFront Log analytics S3 Bucket transcoded files Cloud Front origin Gaming Console Live Streaming Streaming Server on EC2 instance Cloudlytics – S3 / CloudFront Log analytics 37 Cloudfront Streaming Distribution AWS Cloud Web Clients
  36. 36. Case Study – Content Distribution on Cloud 15 Million+ Downloads a Year 38
  37. 37. Business Case • Customer • US based multi-Billion Dollar Enterprise • Engineering & Technology Company • Downloads • 15 Million Unique Downloads a Year • 60 MB Average file size for each download • Requirement • Move the download infrastructure from current set up to AWS • Download requests from embargoed nations to be blocked • Go live in 30 days 39
  38. 38. Challenges 15 Million Downloads a Year, with 60 MB average download file size. Downloads from all the continents except Antarctica. The infrastructure to support downloads should be cost effective. Prevent spam downloads to prevent bandwidth loss. Payload Scale Costs Deploy a secured way to download files. Block download requests from embargoed nations. Development, Testing & Deployment of the complete infrastructure in 30 days. Security & Compliance Rapid Deployment 40 Download rate from all locations should match the current infrastructure. Download Infrastructure should scale to meet the demand peaks for new version updates. Application should have High Availability & should be Fault Tolerant. Download Performance
  39. 39. BlazeClan’s Solution Solution delivered in 30 days using Agile Development Processes For Cost Effective, Scalable & Highly Available Infrastructure Amazon CloudFront for Download Distributions Agile Development Amazon Web Services Pre-build tools for load testing Tested with loads of 300,000 hits per hour Application developed using Spring Java Secured downloads using CloudFront signed URLs Load Testing Security 41
  40. 40. Solution Architecture High Availability Scalable Oracle RDS with Standby Instance Amazon S3 as Origin File server for CloudFront Amazon CloudFront for Download Distributions Secured CloudFront downloads using signed URLs Architecture 42
  41. 41. Advantage Agile Development led to on time delivery. Automated load testing & Vulnerability Testing reduced Testing Cycle duration. Offshore development & remote deployment. Open Source Spring Java as development tool. AWS Pay-as-you-go deployment. Quick Turnaround Low Cost Solution Faster performance compared to the existing infrastructure. Highly Available & Fault Tolerant Solution. Secured. Improved Performance Secure & Reliable 43
  42. 42. Let’s talk Business! 44
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  44. 44. Cloudlytics • Cloudlytics - Analyze your Amazon S3 & CloudFront Logs • Simpler and Faster way to analyze logs • Get detailed analysis of access requests for your online assets • Cloudlytics is a large scale big data analytics tool available as a service 46
  45. 45. Get Started in 3 Easy Steps Register for Free Configure your Log buckets Analyze & Generate Reports 47
  47. 47. Edge Location Detailed Statistics Check which Country has Maximum Requests Check Edge Location Check Edge Location belonging to which Country Check Edge Location Traffic by Clicking from Map 49
  48. 48. Custom Reports 50
  50. 50. Advantage - Cloudlytics Get Geographical Distribution of Downloads & Streams Get Streaming Pattern for Video Content Identifying Popular Downloads & Streams Identify Spam Attacks Identify Edge Location Traffic and optimize AWS Billing Improve User Experience by Calculating & Optimizing Latencies 52
  51. 51. Advantage - Cloudlytics • Scalable & Reliable • Developed using Amazon Web Services tools like Amazon EMR & Amazon Redshift • Developed by BlazeClan Technologies, leading Consulting Partner with Amazon Web Services • Pay as you go service with no contracts and no lock-ins 53
  52. 52. 300 + Counting !! Cloudlytics currently has 300+ Users With a 10% Paid Customer Base! 54
  53. 53. Comparing AWS – Just Dail & Rediff 55
  54. 54. Visual Progress Graph 56
  55. 55. Timing Graph 57
  56. 56. Byte Load – Content Type 58
  57. 57. Content Break-up and Requests – Justdial 59
  58. 58. Content Breakup and Requests - Rediff 60
  59. 59. Thank you For your Content Distribution Requirements, contact us at 61