Updated: Aug 7, 2020
AWS has chosen Automat-IT as a launch partner for the Israeli market to work on bringing the AWS Outposts service to the Israeli market.
AWS chose Automat-IT for it’s proven track record with dozens of successful joint projects and vast experience both in the cloud and on-premise installations.
What is AWS Outposts
AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience. AWS Outposts is ideal for workloads that require low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, or local data storage.
AWS Outposts offers you the same AWS hardware infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to build and run your applications on-premises and in the cloud for a truly consistent hybrid experience. AWS compute, storage, database, and other services run locally on Outposts, and you can access the full range of AWS services available in the Region to build, manage, and scale your on-premises applications using familiar AWS services and tools.
Benefits of using AWS Outposts
AWS Outposts brings the power of the AWS cloud to your datacenter. It allows you to have a true hybrid-cloud experience without the need to settle on 3rd party tools or complex architecture. Your AWS Outposts rack in the data center gives you the same experience as your favorite AWS region (for the available services).
Data locality requirements – meet regulatory requirements to keep the data within a specific country or on-premise
Low latency operations – get the power of the cloud with the low latency of on-premise. No need to go over the Internet or Direct Connect to reach your workload.
Take your automation with you – use the same CloudFormation and Terraform code in your cloud Test environments on-premise for your production workload. No need for 3rd party solutions or incompatible environments.
Less management burden – AWS managed more things for you. You get the rack pre-wired and configured. Other than A/C, Connectivity and Electricity – AWS takes care of everything for you.
Industries that can benefit from AWS Outposts
FSI – Financial Services Industry can benefit from lower latency, meeting data locality regulations and local data processing
Healthcare – Low latency, no dependency on external connections for mission-critical workloads, real-time processing of medical imaging
Manufacturing Lines – production lines can benefit from the low maintenance, high throughput and low latency that Outposts offer
AWS Services available in Outposts
EC2 – Virtual machines
EBS – Disk volumes for EC2
Containers Platform – ECS and EKS (Kubernetes)
S3 – Coming soon in 2020, object-level storage with the option of data locality to the Outposts rack
VPC – VPC Extension to the Region and Local Gateway (LGW) to run seamlessly with the on-premise network
RDS – MySQL and PostgreSQL managed by AWS
EMR – Elastic MapReduce
As time goes by, more and more services are expected to become part of the Outposts offering. Stay tuned!