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A Closer Look at AWS Route 53

Tue March 08, 2022

Sentinel Technologies focuses on providing valuable solutions to our customers that optimize their technology environments. Recently Sentinel has helped several customers with the consolidation and simplification of their public domain name system (DNS) resolver functionality utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) Route 53. Organizations often have multiple domain names to facilitate access to their services. Each domain name must be registered and includes records that need to be maintained. For example, Sentinel has registered the domain and there are a number of additional records associated with it. Route 53 handles user requests to an organization’s infrastructure elements running both inside and outside of the AWS cloud.

ECHO Joint Agreement provides special education services to a cooperative of 17 school districts for approximately 1,000 students. Sentinel worked with ECHO to facilitate the consolidation and migration of multiple resolver and registrar services to AWS Route 53. It created a simplified experience for the ongoing management of their public DNS functions and enabled them to take advantage of numerous integrations with other AWS products.

AWS Route 53 is a foundational component for all other AWS products. It’s such an essential AWS product, Amazon makes every effort to ensure it remains 100% Available as part of the service level agreement (SLA). Route 53 is also a fantastic way to integrate with other AWS products for additional benefits. Static web pages can be hosted in Simple Storage Service (S3) and secured with included Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates through the CloudFront Content Delivery Network (CDN). Dynamic web services like WordPress can be hosted in the AWS Virtual Private Server (VPS) product Lightsail.

The AWS product catalog is so large it can initially be quite daunting to work through and identify applicable products with valuable benefits, but the rewards for doing so are worth the effort. As an AWS Consulting Services Partner, Sentinel focuses on building innovative and beneficial solutions for customers that leverage these products. Route 53 is an excellent product with a low barrier of entry that can help all types of organizations achieve more and improve the operation of their IT environment.

If you are interested in learning more about AWS Route 53 or other AWS products, please contact us or reach out to your Sentinel Account Manager.