Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

AWS Outposts bring native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent and seamless hybrid cloud.

Previously, hybrid cloud solutions required you to operate different IT and development environments for on-premises and cloud, coordinate across vendors for hardware, software, and services, and maintain, update, and patch on-premises infrastructure. This creates a lot of complexity and risk with different automation, governance policies, and security controls across your environments.

AWS Outposts remove the complexity of hybrid cloud by offering a solution that uses the same software, services, infrastructure, management tools, development, and deployment models on Outposts as you use on AWS for a seamless hybrid cloud solution. You can use the same automation, governance controls, policies, APIs, and developer tools to build and deploy modern cloud-native applications that can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Outposts infrastructure is fully managed, maintained, and supported by AWS, and its hardware and software components can be updated to deliver access to the latest AWS services. Outposts support workloads that remain on-premises due to low latency and local data processing needs, such as telecom virtual network functions, high-frequency trading, industrial automation, financial services, healthcare, and other applications.

AWS Outposts come in two variants: 1) VMware Cloud on AWS service that runs on AWS Outposts; 2) AWS Outposts that allow customers to run compute and storage on-premises using the same native AWS APIs used in the AWS cloud.

AWS Outposts will be generally available in the second half of 2019. Visit the AWS Outposts product page to learn more.