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AWS Outposts begins to take shape to bring the cloud into the data center


When AWS announced Outposts, a private cloud hardware stack they install in your data center, last year, there were a lot of unanswered questions. This week at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, the company announced general availability as the vision for this approach began to come clearer.

AWS CEO Andy Jassy, speaking at a press conference earlier today said that there are certain workloads like running a factory that need compute resources to be close because of low latency requirements. That’s where Outposts could play well, and where similar existing solutions in his opinion fell short because there ...


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