AWS re:Invent 2018 – AWS Jumped into Hybrid Cloud!
Yes, you heard it right that AWS has chooses to move into Hybrid cloud market where it will be supporting your existing VMware infrastructure in your premises and will also allow you to run AWS instances in your own premises.
AWS Outposts bring native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility. You can use the same APIs, the same tools, the same hardware, and the same functionality across on-premises and the cloud to deliver a truly consistent hybrid experience. Outposts can be used to support workloads that need to remain on-premises due to low latency or local data processing needs.
AWS Outposts come in two variants:
1) VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts allows you to use the same VMware control plane and APIs you use to run your infrastructure
2) AWS native variant of AWS Outposts allows you to use the same exact APIs and control plane you use to run in the AWS cloud, but on-premises.
AWS Outposts infrastructure is fully managed, maintained, and supported by AWS to deliver access to the latest AWS services. Getting started is easy, you simply log into the AWS Management Console to order your Outposts servers, choosing from a wide range of compute and storage options. You can order one or more servers, or quarter, half, and full rack units.
We will give more insight into how it is going to work in upcoming days as it is expected that most of the clients will choose this solution as even i, being an solution architect never recommended to go 100% on cloud and in favor of hybrid cloud model. The major reason behind this mentality is cost and security as every company considers a lot before moving their workload to public infrastructure due to these 2 major concerns but AWS is listening to their client right and coming up with solution to get more market share and provide flexibility to their existing and new customers in form of such services.