Amazon cuts latency for cloud applications

Amazon has developed a technology to make sure that when a person is accessing an application in the cloud, it responds quickly.Amazon Route 53 Latency Based Routing (LBR) is a service that works with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, the company announced on Wednesday.

Amazon has developed a technology to make sure that when a person is accessing an application in the cloud, it responds quickly.

Amazon Route 53 Latency Based Routing (LBR) is a service that works with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, the company announced on Wednesday. It uses data gathered by Amazon to make sure that when a person accesses a globally distributed application on a phone or on a browser, for example, it is served to them from their nearest datacentre.

"With Amazon Route 53's new Latency Based Routing (LBR) feature, you can now have instances in several AWS regions and have requests from your end-users automatically routed to the region with the lowest latency," Jeff Barr, Amazon's senior manager for cloud computing solutions, wrote in a blog post.

Initially, Latency Based Routing will cost $0.75 (£0.47) per million queries for the first billion queries per month, and $0.375 per million queries after that.

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