Posted On: Sep 8, 2020

Application Load Balancer (ALB) now support AWS Outposts, a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, services, and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience.

ALB on Outposts is a fully managed and secure request level (layer 7) load balancing service that automatically distributes incoming HTTP(S) traffic across multiple targets, such as Amazon EC2 instances, containers, and IP addresses. Within Outposts, ALB will operate in a single subnet and will scale automatically up to the capacity available on the rack to meet varying levels of application load without manual intervention. Similar to ALB in the Region, ALB on Outposts will promote high security posture for your application as it works within your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and provides robust security features like integrated certificate management and TLS offload. With this release, customers also get the benefits of increased availability and low latency load balancing for applications that need to run close to their on-premises facility. To get started, you can use the same AWS Console, APIs, and CLI to provision and manage ALB on Outposts as you do today for ALB running in a traditional AWS Region.

For more information about Application Load Balancer on Outposts, including the availability of Application Load Balancer on Outposts rack, please refer to the Outposts FAQ. For information on pricing, refer to the Application Load Balancer pricing page. Review our technical documentation for more details.

Updated March 4, 2022 - Update was made regarding the availability of Application Load Balancer on Outposts rack to reflect changes made since this announcement was originally posted.