Estimating Costs of CloudFront Workloads Using the AWS Pricing Calculator

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

This lab presents the issue of costs and latency being too high for our website. We will use the AWS Pricing Calculator to view the costs of using CloudFront in front of S3 and then create our CloudFront distribution to cut latency and optimize our costs.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Compare Costs

In this objective, we will review the current environment and understand the costs of our site using the Pricing Calculator. We will review the proposed changes to the environment (i.e., adding CloudFront) and compare the differences.

Create, Deploy, and Test Our CloudFront Distribution

In this objective, we will create our CloudFront distribution and the records necessary to start utilizing it. We will then test the site connectivity.

Additional Resources

Lab Setup

  • For objective 1, open the AWS Pricing Calculator.
  • For objective 2, log in to the AWS Management Console using the credentials provided on the lab instructions page. Make sure you're using the us-east-1 Region.

Reference Links

Before starting the lab, download the index.html file from GitHub.

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