AWS gets serious about hybrid cloud with Outposts

SCOTT CAREY | December 3, 2018

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) made a hybrid cloud splash yesterday during its re:Invent conference with the announcement of Outposts, a new service where AWS delivers pre-configured racks to your premises where AWS services can be run as though it were in their data center.It was the announcement this week that really got tongues wagging, with some heralding it as a step change in what 'hybrid' cloud really means. Microsoft and Azure Stack users may disagree with that assessment, but at worst the announcement marked a significant step towards greater hybrid cloud acceptance from a vendor that has long been an exponent for customers to go 'all-in' on its public cloud.Essentially, Outposts is a fully managed service from AWS where customers get AWS configured hardware and software delivered to their on-premise data center or co-location space to run applications in a cloud-native manner without having to run it in AWS data centers.

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