At its re:Invent 2018 event, Amazon Web Services introduced several new features, including its hybrid cloud offering, Outposts, which allows businesses to have a piece of AWS’s cloud in-house, in a shared space, or in a data center of their choice. Like the Snowball and Snowmobile, this is a “physical” service: Amazon sends you racks of servers that you rent. This solution makes it possible to use the same tools, hardware and functionalities as on Amazon’s cloud. It streamlines the management of a hybrid cloud for companies that want to keep storage and computing power on site. AWS Outposts come in two flavors to suit the control tools and APIs needed: VMware Cloud and native AWS.
⇨ Ars Technica, “Amazon Web Services aims to colonize your network with Outpost.”