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Watch: Santanu Dutt on how AWS Outposts can bring true cloud to on-premise

2 Jul, 2020

At a time when low latency operations are the need of the hour for large enterprises, public cloud player Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched Outposts in India earlier this week to address the rise in demand for flexible and hybrid cloud services. 

Outposts is an on-premise data centre rack that straddles edge computing, public cloud and traditional data centre at the customer location. AWS claims that the solution can deliver compute capabilities similar to AWS public cloud as an on-premise service.

With the new solution, the Seattle, Washington-based retail giant's cloud unit expects to gain more market share in the cloud business, where it faces fierce competition from Microsoft and Google.

The company has seen interest for Outposts from customers in the financial services and manufacturing sectors, as well as telecom operators, Santanu Dutt, chief technology officer of AWS for Southeast Asia, said. 

Dutt, who has overseen multiple launches of Outposts across the Asia Pacific region, said that at a time when regulatory environments across the globe are changing, the AWS solution can also address data privacy, residency and sovereignty compliance for its customers.

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