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Global Accelerator could allow enterprises to bypass the Internet – and telcos

The Global Accelerator allows multinational companies to bypass the Internet to improve the performance and reliability of applications. The service aims to make it simple to route traffic from users to endpoints, or AWS edge locations, running in multiple AWS regions.  Clients are “directed to the right application endpoint based on their geographic location, application health, and customer-configurable routing policies”. This is done over, in AWS’s words, the firm’s “vast, highly available and congestion-free global network backbone and edge locations”. That highlights how the service could not just bypass the Internet, but telco services too. Peter DeSantis, AWS’s VP of global infrastructure, said in his keynote at Re:invent that the public Internet works “surprisingly well, for a massively distributed system…

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