Amazon Web Services is finally revealing more details about its forthcoming data center hardware as-a-service offering AWS Outposts. Announced in November, Outposts essentially brings AWS cloud hardware on-premises, with fully managed configurable compute and storage racks that enable customers to run compute and storage on-premises and connect to the rest of AWS’s cloud. Featured iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max event: Everything Apple unveiled and what it means Apple iPhone 11, Pro, and Pro Max: How to pre-order and where to find the best deals How to try Android 10’s five best features The very best travel gear to stuff in your bag Facebook Dating: Why Match doesn’t have much to worry about (ZDNet YouTube) Matt Garman, VP of Compute Services at AWS, wrote in a Wednesday blog post that Outposts will be generally available by the end of 2019. He also shed some light on which AWS services will be able to run locally on Outposts at launch, along with some scenarios Outposts is well suited for. According to Garman, Outposts will support a range of Amazon EC2 instances — C5, M5, R5, I3en and G4, both with and without local storage options — and Amazon EBS volumes locally. The services that will be supported locally on Outposts will include Amazon ECS and Amazon EKS clusters for container-based applications, Amazon EMR clusters for data analytics, and Amazon RDS instances for relational database services. Garman said support for additional services including Amazon SageMaker and Amazon MSK will… [Read full story]
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