The Top 5 Things You Need to Know About AWS Outposts
Amazon Web Services has a new product called AWS Outposts that could be of interest to you. This is an integrated hardware rack that will have the ability in either native AWS or VMware environments that can connect to Amazon’s public cloud. Let’s take a closer look at some of the things that you will want to know about AWS Outposts and why you might want to consider using them.
One of the features of the AWS Outposts that many people likely did not expect is that not only is the product delivered by Amazon, as you would expect, but they will also install it. Also, they will be doing the repairs and the maintenance on Outposts, which can reduce any added costs for support; which might have caused worry.
You Have an Option for an AWS-Native Environment
This will be the first variant for Outposts, and it will utilize many of the same hardware elements that AWS has used in the past for public cloud regions. Also, it will be able to offer the same control features and APIs that customers have already been using and are familiar with for their work in the cloud. Estimates are that the racks will have EC2 instances and AWS data at launch, or shortly after launch. It will also feature networking and analytics services.
There will be the VMware Cloud on the AWS environment to Outposts. Those who are more familiar with VMware will still be able to make use of AWS, as it will have all of the same main elements that they have grown accustomed to, such as vSphere compute virtualization and NSX virtual networking. It makes sense to have VMware tied into AWS Outposts because VMware has been adopted by so many over the years.
Monitoring and Management
You will also find that AWS Outposts will have a fully managed infrastructure, and monitoring will be available through the AWS console. This will make it easier to ensure the overall health of the system, as well as the performance it can offer. If there are ever any issues with the system, the monitoring can help to alert you quickly.
Variable Configuration Options
You will also find that managed AWS can provide a multitude of custom options for computing, memory, and storage. This will help to make it possible for guests to find a range of different options that are available for them to create a configuration that will work for their needs.
Of course, AWS Outposts is still new, and like many products produced by Amazon, it will likely continue to evolve and gain new features down the line. Check out the options that are available and see how they might be able to help you and your business, so you can see whether integrating the AWS Outposts is a good option for you.