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An interesting announcement from Amazon AWS. Now CloudFront can be used to deliver even the largest types training materials and software. The ability to use custom origins will be interesting to users who store their content in their own content management systems (CMS).

Amazon CloudFront: Announces Support for Delivery of Files up to 20 GB

Amazon CloudFront is excited to announce that it now supports objects up to 20 GB. This works not only with download (HTTP) distributions, but also with streaming (RTMP) of HD video files. And the feature works whether you’re using Amazon S3 as the origin or your own custom origin. There’s no need to configure anything special, you can just start using Amazon CloudFront for objects up to 20 GBs. Read more about Amazon CloudFront’s Support for Larger Objects.

via January 2012 – New AWS Region, Expansion of AWS Direct Connect, new CloudWatch and Autoscaling features, CloudFront news and more.

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