Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the general availability of AWS Outposts in India. AWS Outposts delivers a fully managed service that allows customers to run AWS compute, storage, database, and other services on-premises, while seamlessly connecting to AWS’s broad array of services in the cloud. AWS Outposts brings native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility. With AWS Outposts, customers can use the same AWS APIs, control plane, tools, and hardware on-premises as in the AWS cloud to deliver a truly consistent hybrid experience.
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. 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.
Puneet Chandok, President, Commercial Business – India and South Asia, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited, said, “We are pleased to bring AWS Outposts to India. 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.”
With AWS Outposts, customers in India can work with the AWS Partner Network (APN) to leverage their deep experience helping businesses move applications to AWS cloud through all aspects of complex migration projects. These can include initial discovery and assessment, planning, migration, and operations, as well as cloud strategy and technology advisory services to migrate and run workloads on AWS Outposts.
Cloud4C, a CtrlS Group Company, and an APN Advanced Consulting Partner in India, welcomed the announcement. “We are delighted to see AWS Outposts launched in India. Customers can choose to host AWS Outposts in their own on-premises environment to meet compliance requirements, or for latency-sensitive applications, and additionally benefit from unified managed services and security operations services offered by Cloud4C across AWS Availability Zones,” said Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder and CEO, Cloud4C. He added, “Our AWS-related business is growing 70 percent year-on-year and we are excited to see more innovations coming from AWS. Cloud4C will offer scalable and elastic cloud hosting environments on AWS Outposts in multiple locations, and datacenter hosting space, managed disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for mission critical workloads, and virtual desktop infrastructure on AWS Outposts. Customers have the option to host AWS Outposts in their own datacenter or at CtrlS Rated-4 Hyperscale Datacenters in India, and achieve a truly consistent and seamless hybrid cloud experience.”
Powerupcloud Technologies, an APN Premier Consulting partner and part of Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) Limited, highlighted the opportunity for AWS Outposts among enterprises. Commenting on the announcement, Siva S, Founder and CEO, Powerupcloud Technologies, said, “We are excited about the availability of AWS Outposts in India. AWS Outposts help customers run a truly consistent hybrid infrastructure with its seamless cloud and on-premises extensions. By using AWS Outposts, large enterprise companies will now find it easier to move large SAP, Oracle, and custom software workloads to the cloud. Customers can access this fully-managed hybrid setup from a simple login via their AWS management console AWS Outposts has the potential to redefine the world of hybrid cloud.”
Tech Mahindra Limited, an APN Advanced Consulting Partner focusing on digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services, highlighted how AWS Outposts can enable innovative enterprise and network applications. “The emergence of 5G and edge computing is fundamentally changing the cloud to a distributed edge cloud, and supercharging digital transformations. The ability to serve latency-sensitive applications closer to the customer with AWS Outposts will create a new wave of innovation in enterprise and network applications. As part of our TechMNxt charter, we are excited to partner with an innovator like AWS in this ground-breaking initiative,” said Manish Mangal, CTO, Network Services, Tech Mahindra.
With AWS Outposts, customers can choose from a range of compute, storage, and graphics-optimised Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, and related Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volume options. Customers can then easily run a broad range of AWS services locally, including Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), and Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR), and can connect directly to regional services like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets or Amazon DynamoDB through private connections.