What is AWS OutPosts?

What is AWS OutPosts?

April 27, 2020 / Nirav Shah

AWS Outposts is an on-premises IT as a service (ITaaS) platform from Amazon Web Services (AWS). It acts as a hybrid cloud. AWS Outposts is a fully-managed compute, networking and storage rack built with AWS-designed hardware that allows customers to run AWS services on-premises to the connected AWS public cloud.

But before we start let me show you how the aws outpost looks….

The outpost rack contains

  • Servers
  • Storage
  • Aws inbuilt software
  • Network switch with support 1G/10GB/100GB uplink

AWS also customizes these outposts as per client requirements.

Benefits of AWS Outposts

  • It is fully managed by AWS and can be monitored for system health and performance.
  • Allows users to choose between VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts and AWS native variants.
  • Allows users to choose compute, memory and storage options.


Outposts racks are configured by available EC2 and EBS capacities.

For example: Compute optimised – 11 c5.24xlarge EC2 capacity and 11+ TB of EBS capacity. There are options for memory optimised, graphics large units, general purpose units. Here is a sample how it look like

AWS Services on Outposts are priced based on usage by the hour per instance and excludes underlying EC2 instance and EBS storage charges.

For more information about price please visit below link


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