AWS announces new edge location in Peru
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces Amazon CloudFront expansion in Peru by launching a new edge location in Lima. Customers in Perú can expect up to 50 percent improvement in latency, on average, for data delivered through the new edge location to provide end users faster, more responsive applications. The new AWS edge location brings the full suite of benefits provided by [Amazon CloudFront](/cloudfront/), a highly distributed and scalable content delivery network (CDN) that delivers static and dynamic content, APIs, and live and on-demand video. Amazon CloudFront uses a global network of 450+ points of presence (POPs) and 13 regional edge caches in 90+ cities across 49 countries to deliver content to end users. All Amazon CloudFront edge locations are protected against infrastructure-level DDoS threats with [AWS Shield Standard](/shield/) that uses always-on network flow monitoring and in-line mitigation to minimize application latency and downtime. You also have the ability to add additional layers of security for applications to protect them against common web exploits and bot attacks by enabling [AWS WAF](/waf/). Traffic delivered from this edge location is included within the South America region [pricing](/cloudfront/pricing/). To learn more about AWS edge locations, see [CloudFront edge locations](/cloudfront/features/).