What is the AWS Global Accelerator and what are its benefits over Cloudfront
Personal mobile devices and mobile broadband have become increasingly important for accessing and interacting with the Internet. As a result, content providers have directed significant attention to optimizing their sites for the mobile user, often by increasing the number of pages available on a given landing page, or adopting so-called “mobile-friendly” design. The most widely deployed technique to increase the number of pages available is what is known as a “responsive design,” in which the same design is used on PCs, laptops, and tablets, but different content is displayed based on the browser viewport (e.g., a 1×1 or 2×2 grid or even just an empty area see figure 1).
However, designers using a responsive design technique can only optimize the user experience on the device. When viewing content through public networks, particularly public Wi-Fi, many users experience delays in page load time as well as connectivity problems that result in failed requests. The solutions to these problems are not as simple as simply redesigning pages for smaller displays and slower connections; there are other factors at play that can degrade the user’s experience even though all the content is loaded from a single HTML file.
How does the AWS Global Accelerator work
Comparing pricing between the two services