AWS Outposts rack, a part of the AWS Outposts family, is a fully managed service that offers the same AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any on-premises datacenter or co-location space for a truly consistent hybrid experience. AWS Outposts rack is ideal for workloads that require low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, data residency, and migration of applications with local system interdependencies.
AWS compute, storage, database, and other services run locally on Outposts rack, and you can access the full range of AWS services available in AWS Regions to build, manage, and scale your on-premises applications using familiar AWS services and tools.
Outposts rack is available in an industry-standard 42U rack form factor. It can scale from 1 rack up to 96 racks to create pools of compute and storage capacity.
VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts delivers VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) on premises as a fully managed service with Outposts rack. More details on VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts are available here.
Outposts rack provides a truly consistent hybrid cloud experience
Common Use Cases
Common Use Cases
Interactive applications, like real-time, multi-player games require low latency to deliver a high-quality gaming experience wherever players may be located in the world. Business applications, such as manufacturing execution systems (MES), high-frequency trading, and medical diagnostics also require single-digit millisecond latencies to operate effectively. When the nearest AWS Region is not close enough to meet application latency requirements, Outposts rack can help you run applications where you need them to be located.
Local data processing
Some local datasets can't be easily migrated to the AWS Regions for processing due to cost, size, bandwidth, or timing constraints. Outposts rack allows you to process data locally, while keeping your data lakes and ML training in an AWS Region. With Outposts rack, you can set up a consistent hybrid cloud architecture to process data on premises and easily move data to the cloud for long-term archival.
Sometimes, data needs to remain in a particular country, state, or municipality for regulatory, contractual, or information security reasons as is often the case with financial services, healthcare, oil and gas, and other highly-regulated industries. With Outposts rack, you can control where your workloads run and where your data resides. It also allows low-friction movement of workloads between your on-premises environment and the AWS Region, and vice versa, while minimizing application changes.
Migration and modernization
When trying to migrate to the cloud and modernize your stack, some workloads can be challenging – often times, there is a long tail of legacy, on-premises applications that are difficult to move from on-premises to AWS Regions due to latency-sensitive system interdependencies between the various components of the application. As dependencies arise, segmenting these migrations into smaller pieces requires latency sensitive connectivity between various parts of the application. Outposts rack eases and accelerates the migration journey by allowing you to modernize application latency-sensitive interdependencies on premises, and then easily migrate the application to the cloud when ready.
Use AWS services to run manufacturing process control systems such as MES and SCADA systems and applications that need to run close to factory floor equipment. Seamlessly integrate these on-premises applications with services running in the AWS Region for centralized operations.
Easily apply analytics and machine learning AWS services to health management systems that need to remain on premises due to low latency processing requirements. Enable rapid retrieval of medical information by storing data locally on Outposts rack.
Use cloud services and tools to orchestrate, update, scale, and manage the lifecycle of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) across the AWS Region and on premises. Build new network services and deploy virtual network functionality wherever you need to, using the same AWS tools you use today.
Media & entertainment
Access the latest GPU innovations on premises for graphics processing, audio and video rendering, and for running other media applications. Support live and real-time event streaming applications that require low latency by running those applications in on-premises locations close to end users.
Build next-generation trading and exchange platforms that serve all participants at low latency using AWS services and programming interfaces. Deliver banking, payments processing, and risk management services to customers and financial clients from in-country locations to meet data locality requirements.
Online games and game streaming
Online games and game streaming depend on low latency to preserve the user experience. Outposts rack allows you to place your game servers closer to your end users – providing better performance for the most demanding games.
Run AWS Services on premises
With AWS Outposts rack, you can run Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) on Outposts, container-based services such as Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), database services such as Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) on Outposts and analytics services such as Amazon EMR on premises. You can seamlessly extend your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud on premises and run some AWS services locally on Outposts rack and connect to a broad range of services available in a nearby AWS Region. You can use the same AWS APIs, tools, and security controls to run, manage, and secure your applications on premises just as in AWS Regions.
Store and process data on premises
AWS Outposts rack allows you to securely store and process customer data that needs to remain on premises or in countries and territories where there is no AWS Region. This may help address requirements of companies in highly regulated industries and those located in countries and territories with data residency requirements.
Truly consistent hybrid experience
AWS Outposts rack delivers a truly consistent hybrid experience by offering the same hardware infrastructure, services, APIs, management, and operations on premises as in AWS Regions. Unlike other hybrid solutions that require use of different APIs, manual software updates, and purchase of third-party hardware and support, Outposts rack provides a truly consistent developer and IT operations experience across on-premises environments and the AWS Region.
Fully managed infrastructure
AWS Outposts rack is fully managed and supported by AWS. Your Outpost rack is delivered, installed, monitored, patched, and updated by AWS. With Outposts rack you can reduce the time, resources, operational risk, and maintenance downtime required for managing IT infrastructure.
How it works
DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers.
“As a new carrier, leveraging AWS and its extensive network of partners enables us to differentiate ourselves by operating our 5G network with a high degree of automation, utilizing the talent of AWS-trained developers and helping our customers bring new 5G applications to market faster than ever before.”
Charlie Ergen, DISH co-founder and chairman
DXC Technology, the number one provider of core insurance systems, helps insurers build a digital future while transforming their legacy businesses.
“At DXC, we pride ourselves in delivering innovative insurance solutions. We tested DXC’s Assure Digital Platform on AWS Outposts and are pleased with the consistent performance results for managed on-premises workloads. DXC is excited to bring a truly consistent hybrid cloud experience on-premises with AWS Outposts for our customers who need to meet stringent data residency requirements and a more flexible cloud journey."
Brian Bacsu, Digital Insurance Platform Engineering and Operations, DXC Technology
First Abu Dhabi Bank is the largest bank in the UAE, offering corporate, investment, and personal banking services.
"First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) is the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest financial institutions, offering corporate, investment, and personal banking services. It was important to us to deliver digital banking services, including e-wallet and mobile payments, to our customers, whilst keeping customer data secure and resident in the UAE. Multiple AWS Outposts in the UAE allow us to provide business continuity whilst leveraging the same APIs and services running locally as in the AWS Region, to accelerate the pace of our innovation.”
Yuri Misnik, Group Chief Technology Officer, FAB
FanDuel is the leading mobile sports and igaming company in the United States, operating the largest mobile sportsbook platform in the industry.
“Using AWS Outposts and standardizing on AWS across our cloud and on-premises operations, we were able to comply with data residency requirements while decreasing our time to market from 15–16 weeks down to less than 20 days. Overall, our latency between applications has been completely optimized, such that we are seeing 30–40% performance improvements by running on AWS Outposts compared to server vendor hardware that we had been using previously.”
Shane Sweeney, VP of IT, FanDuel
Morningstar is a leading provider of independent investment research around the globe.
“Our independent data, research, and solutions empower investor success by delivering insights and experiences that are essential to investing. As we continue to modernize our data collection and software, we want to create a containerized hybrid infrastructure and easily deploy using AWS services. With AWS Outposts, we can build once and run applications on-premises and easily migrate our applications to an AWS Region where possible. Ultimately, this allows us to accelerate the adoption of cloud technologies within our development teams, keep up with accelerating business and customer needs, and support our long-term journey to the cloud.”
James Rhodes, Chief Technology Officer, Morningstar
NOS is the biggest communications and entertainment group in Portugal.
“This relationship reflects NOS’ commitment to offer the most innovative and advanced services to the Portuguese business community. No one has any doubt that cloud computing is one of the main drivers of the digital transformation of companies. This is the start of a range of initiatives with AWS that will allow NOS to develop and consolidate its positioning as a benchmark supplier of Cloud and Edge Computing solutions to the B2B market.”
Manuel Ramalho Eanes, Board Director of NOS
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world.
“Using AWS Outposts, we were able to reduce Valorant latency by 5-10 ms for players in strategic regions during the COVID-19 epidemic. Rapidly lowering latency for hard to reach areas without the need to deploy and manage hardware was a huge win."
Zach Blitz, Head of Infrastructure, Riot Games
Rush Street Interactive (RSI) is a leading gaming technology company providing innovative real-money and free-to-play sports betting and casino gaming experiences to its customers in online and retail environments.
“Working with AWS to build in the cloud and on AWS Outposts on premises significantly reduced our time to market and complexity, both of which are critical in our competitive industry. This allowed our engineering and operations teams to focus on our core business, continue to improve the player experience, and launch in the state of New York immediately once online sports betting became legal. It's impressive how an organization the size of AWS has maintained its ability to be nimble and flexible to support our dynamic and ever-increasing business needs.”
Einar Roosileht, Chief Information Officer, Rush Street Interactive
"With Outposts, I can develop applications, deploy them on the same infrastructure on-premises, and managed with the same tools, providing the same view end-to-end to both our care providers and IT administrators, with over 70,000 servers and distributed across 1,200 locations.”
Rich Ridolfo, Sr. Director, Operations
Tipico, a leading gaming operator, offers safe, secure digital and mobile betting entertainment.
"Tipico is one of the biggest sports betting and online gaming platforms in the German-speaking market and in Europe. Running our complete workload in Europe on AWS since 2018, we expanded to the US market and opened our first hub in New Jersey in 2019. To comply with US regulations and as established by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, we migrated our services to AWS Outposts. Outposts lets us ensure compliance with the residency standards, while leveraging the same expertise, common code, and APIs that we had created in the public AWS cloud. This lets us accelerate introduction of new feature offerings, be more nimble, and adapt quickly to market changes."
Thorsten Hanf, Head of Enterprise Operations, Tipico
"WWT is a technology solutions provider serving the needs of enterprise, public sector, and global service providers , including many of the world's best-known brands. Many of our customers require hybrid cloud as part of their overall cloud strategy. AWS Outposts allows us to build solutions for these customers as it addresses their specific use case requirements around data residency, application latency, local processing, and application modernization. Utilizing our highly adaptable Advanced Technology Center (ATC), customers can quickly test different solution architectures using AWS Outposts, to validate their designs before implementing in production."
Walton Smith, Director, WWT