New Delhi — An year after making the announcement at its marque annual event – re:Invent – Amazon Web Services said that AWS Outposts, a new product that brings its cloud infrastructure to on-premises data center is now available in India.
AWS Outposts is basically an integrated hardware rack that can run native AWS or VMware environments connecting to Amazon's public cloud. Amazon will deliver, install and do maintenance and repairs on Outposts.
This new product enables AWS to enter into enterprise data center The company said that AWS Outposts brings native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility.
Customers can choose to host AWS Outposts in their own on-premises environment to meet compliance requirements, or for latency-sensitive applications.
“Customers in India who have workloads that require low latency access to on-premises systems, or have local data processing requirements can benefit from AWS Outposts,” said the company.
These include applications that may need to generate near real-time responses, communicate with other on-premises systems, or control on-site equipment such as factory floor equipment, health management systems and retail point of sale systems.
“With AWS Outposts, our customers can benefit from the accelerated pace of innovation in the cloud, while securely storing and processing sensitive data on-premises. As AWS Outposts is a fully managed service by AWS, our customers can also focus on their end-users and drive innovation that differentiates their businesses, while leaving the responsibility of managing the infrastructure to us,” said Puneet Chandok, President, Commercial Business – India and South Asia, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited.