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Prepare for AWS Outposts to Disrupt Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Published: 14 February 2019

ID: G00382576

Analyst(s): Jeffrey Hewitt , David Wright , Henrique Cecci


AWS sent tremors through the data center infrastructure market with its recent announcement of AWS Outposts, an on-premises extension of the AWS public cloud to be launched this year. I&O leaders should evaluate AWS Outposts and its compatibility with their environments as details become available.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • AWS Outposts Could Enable Management of On-Premises Data Center Infrastructure as an Extension of Public Cloud Environments
  • AWS Outposts Could Address Edge Data Center Use Cases Not Suitable for the Public Cloud
  • VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts May Cause Customers to Re-evaluate Their Existing Private Cloud Investments

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