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Amazon S3 Cookbook by Naoya Hashimoto

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How to measure throughput between S3 and CloudFront

As we configured a CloudFront distribution on the Amazon S3 bucket, we also need to know how the latency between S3 and CloudFront differs.

In the Amazon CloudFront official document, it says:

"Traditional load testing methods don't work well with CloudFront because CloudFront uses DNS to balance loads across geographically dispersed edge locations and within each edge location."

Note

If you seriously need to plan a load testing on CloudFront edge locations, you might want to see this document http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonCloudFront/latest/DeveloperGuide/load-testing.html.

Getting ready

We will be using a load test site called LOAD IMPACT (https://loadimpact.com/) to process a load testing because ...

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