AWS is now arriving on assumptions with Outposts

The very same APIs, the very same tools, the exact same hardware.

Amazon Web Services has introduced AWS Outposts – a family of products that allows enterprise users to bring the organization’s infrastructure on assumptions. Outposts include compute and storage resources that could run native AWS services and are managed utilizing the very same APIs that drive the organization’s general cloud, providing a consistent experience in hybrid cloud environment. AWS has also established an expansion of its VMware Cloud on AWS support, therefore Outposts can run a fully featured cloud pile from VMware, should the customers wish to use the familiar tools.

By starting an on assumptions server array, AWS follows in the footsteps of its hyperscale rivals such as Microsoft, Google and Alibaba: Microsoft established the Azure Stack in 2017, whereas Google Kubernetes Engine and Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Stack saw release earlier this season. Outposts are currently privately trailer, with the public launch coming in the second 50% of 2019.

– AWS Beachhead.

Outposts are user configurable compute and storage racks, with hardware designed by AWS and made by its ODM partners, that may be easily plugged into your on assumptions data center. They supports services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Amazon Elastic Block Store, and are managed using the identical control plane.

AWS can even send and install the racks, and then handle all maintenance. Outposts may also serve as a hardware platform for VMware Cloud on AWS – initially established in 2017. This cloud system is based on familiar tools such as VSphere, vSAN and NSX, but it is completely integrated with the rest of Amazon’s cloud product portfolio. Even the users that do not sign up for VMware Cloud on AWS will still be capable to use VMware products such as NSX, vRealize Automation and the all new VMware Cloud Foundation for EC2. We began with what our clients were asking for and worked backward, stated Andy Jassy, Chief executive officer of AWS. They told us they need an expansion AWS or VMware Cloud on the AWS environment on assumptions, using the exact same hardware we are using, the very same interfaces, the very same APIs, the exact same immediate access to the most recent AWS capacities the moment they become available, plus they don’t wish to handle hardware or applications.

Thus, we tried to reimagine what consumers really needed when operating in hybrid mode, and developed AWS Outposts.

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