AWS Outposts

Run AWS infrastructure and services on premises for a truly consistent hybrid experience

AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience. AWS Outposts is ideal for workloads that require low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, or local data storage.

AWS Outposts offers you the same AWS hardware infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to build and run your applications on premises and in the cloud for a truly consistent hybrid experience. AWS compute, storage, database, and other services run locally on Outposts, and you can access the full range of AWS services available in the Region to build, manage, and scale your on-premises applications using familiar AWS services and tools.

Outposts are connected to the nearest AWS Region to provide the same management and control plane services on premises for a truly consistent operational experience across your on-premises and cloud environments. Your Outposts infrastructure and AWS services are managed, monitored, and updated by AWS just like in the cloud.

To get started with Outposts, log-in to the AWS Management Console to create a site, select an Outpost configuration, and place your order.

Coming soon in 2020, a VMware variant of AWS Outposts will be available. VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts delivers a fully managed VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) running on AWS Outposts infrastructure on premises.

AWS Outposts overview and how it works (2:45)


Run AWS Services on premises

With AWS Outposts you can run Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, container-based services such as Amazon EKS, database services such as Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts and analytics services such as Amazon EMR on premises. Amazon S3 for AWS Outposts will be available in 2020 for local object storage on Outposts. You can seamlessly extend your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud on premises and run some AWS services locally on Outposts and connect to a broad range of services available in the local 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 the cloud.

Store and process data on premises

AWS Outposts allows you to securely store and process customer data that needs to remain on premises or in countries where there is no AWS region. This may help address requirements of companies in highly regulated industries and or those located in countries with data residency requirements.

Truly consistent hybrid experience

AWS Outposts delivers a truly consistent hybrid experience by offering the same hardware infrastructure, services, APIs, management, and operations on premises as in the cloud. Unlike other hybrid solutions that require use of different APIs, manual software updates, and purchase of third-party hardware and support, Outposts provide a truly consistent developer and IT operations experience across on premises and cloud environments.

Fully managed infrastructure

AWS Outposts is fully managed and supported by AWS. Your Outpost is delivered, installed, monitored, patched, and updated by AWS. With Outposts you can reduce the time, resources, operational risk, and maintenance downtime required for managing IT infrastructure.

How it works

How AWS Outposts works

Use cases

Industry use cases

AWS Outposts address low latency application requirements and local data processing requirements across a broad range of industries.

Manufacturing automation

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.


Use cloud services and tools to orchestrate, update, scale, and manage the lifecycle of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) across cloud, on premises, and edge. Build new network services and deploy virtual network functionality at any network operations center.

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.

Financial services

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.


Leverage AWS database, container, and analytics services to enable retail innovations such as connected store experiences, run point-of-sale systems to process in-person transactions locally, and deliver consistent and reliable operations at each retail location.

Customer reference


AWS Outposts allows Philips to extend all of the capabilities that they need to be available all the time on premises, and to make that fit seamlessly into the things that they have already developed to run in the cloud. 

Philips: AWS Outposts Customer Testimonial (1:33)

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,” said James Rhodes, Chief Technology Officer, Morningstar. “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.”


Below are the technology partners and independent software vendor (ISV) solutions that have been tested and validated on AWS Outposts.

AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners provide technology and consulting services to help customers migrate, build, and run applications using AWS services.

APN Consulting Partners around the globe can help you with strategy and technology advisory services to migrate your on-premises applications onto Outposts as well as a variety of installation and maintenance options. You can also use Outposts validated technology partner solutions to build and run your applications on Outposts. To learn more, visit the AWS Outposts Partner page.


AWS Outposts: Networking Foundations
On-Demand Webinar

In this tech talk, we will deep dive into the networking foundations for AWS Outposts and how to connect your AWS Outposts to AWS. We will also cover how you can seamlessly connect your on-premises network to AWS Outposts for low latency access to local resources.

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AWS Outposts: Extend the Value of Cloud Investments On-Premises
Tech Talk

Listen to this tech talk hosted by AWS and IDC analysts Deepak Mohan and Richard L Villars to learn more about how AWS Outposts will drive the next stage of cloud driven innovation on premises.

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AWS Outposts: a pricing analysis
451 Research Report

At re:Invent, AWS formally launched Outposts, a managed private cloud service that provides a hardware and software stack built upon AWS's EC2 public cloud expertise, but hosted in an on-premises datacenter. In this analysis, we find Outposts to be a relatively small premium compared with its public cloud offering, EC2, and thus good value considering enterprise desire for hybrid cloud.

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AWS Outposts: Ordering and installation overview (7:58)

AWS Outposts bring the power of Amazon Cloud on premises for the healthcare industry
Solution brief

Health care industries are looking to provide timely value based care to their patients. This solutions brief describes how AWS Outposts brings the benefits of the cloud on premises to support low latency, local data processing, and local storage requirements so healthcare companies can deliver better patient outcomes and differentiated services that set their businesses apart.

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