AWS makes operations enabling platform Outposts generally available

AWS makes operations enabling platform Outposts generally available
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29 Jun, 2020

Cloud computing platform Amazon Web Services said on Monday that its AWS Outposts, which grants access to cloud infrastructure and operations, is now generally available in India. 

AWS Outposts allows its customers to run a host of the company’s cloud-based software for computing, storage, database, and other services, which can be installed at a client data centre, co-location space, or on-premises facility. 

“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 while leaving the responsibility of managing the infrastructure to us,” Puneet Chandok, president of commercial business in India and South Asia at Amazon Internet Services said in a statement. 

Using Outposts, enterprises can effectively use applications that offer real-time responses, application program interface (API), or control on-site equipment such as production equipment, health management systems, and retail point of sale systems.

Customers in India can also work with the AWS Partner Network (APN) using Outposts to manage workloads, the company said. 

Information technology services provider Tech Mahindra is an advanced consulting partner network of AWS, focusing on digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services. Other partner networks include Cloud4C, which is a CtrlS Group Company, and Powerupcloud Technologies, part of L&T Infotech.

AWS is a subsidiary of Seattle-based ecommerce giant Amazon. Earlier this month, AWS also made its sixth generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances, which is a virtual machine that runs workloads in the cloud, generally available.