What Is AWS Outposts

Last month, AWS announced a new cloud offering, AWS Outposts that brings true AWS cloud experience on premises. You can call it, AWS cloud in a box that you can put it anywhere, move it, customize it, or co-locate it as it is. AWS Outposts is an ideal product for businesses that requires their data to be stored locally but still want to use AWS's cloud offernings.  
 
 
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.
 
AWS Outposts 
 
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.
 

Key Benefits of AWS Outposts

 
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 is important for companies in highly regulated industries and countries with data sovereignty 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.
 

Pricing of AWS Outposts

 
Pricing of AWS Outposts depends on the services and configurations. There is an upfront costs of the hardware and then there is a monthly costs of AWS services configured on the hardware. 
 
AWS Outposts Pricing