When the AWS announced several outposts in the previous year, they had installed a private cloud hardware stack in the data center. Although there were many speculations at that time, there were many questions that remained unanswered. This year, the AWS Re: Invest; which is located in Los Angeles, US, announced that the approach towards including the Cloud into the data center has become more evident.
The CEO, Andy Jassy, gave an interview to the press, where stated that there are many workloads. These involve operating factories that require computing resources as there are not many requirements of latency. He further said that this is their area of focus where Outposts can play well. However, such solutions don’t exist or are falling short. The connection between the Cloud and its on-prem hardware is getting interrupted.
The company tried to make enhancements to accommodate the errors that they have done. Moreover, they have now reached the right approach. Andy stated that the hardware is well-equipped with many services that include EC2 (Elastic Compute 2), EBS (Elastic Block Store), Amazon ECS, and many more. It misses the S3 Storage capacity. Moreover, Amazon has promised that it will be added to the hardware in the year 2020 in its features.
There’s a team in AWS who is responsible for handling the installation services. They also monitor the device and manage it whenever required. Besides this, there are many more enhancements planned that would be effectively implemented on the equipment in the coming year.