back to article AWS launches on-premises EC2 instances for reverse hybrid cloud

In a major departure from its usual cloud-only stance, Amazon Web Services has announced it’s now possible to run EC2 instances with on-premises hardware – but only its own Snowball Edge devices. The Snowball Edge is sold as a data transfer appliance that improves on the base Snowball by adding the ability to use it as local …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So...Microsoft were right? Weird.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Well I guess at least you don't have to spend the 500k on hardware that you do with Azure Stack

    1. Lusty

      You probably would if you wanted to run an equivalent number of VMs. Also, Stack isn't the only way MS does hybrid. Also that's not the minimum spend on Stack.

  3. WhackWakie

    I think this solution technically and deployment scale is more like on-premise Windows server integration with Azure than Azure Stack. Not really an apple to apple.. yet.

  4. Alan_Peery

    sbe == new attack surface

    Add a few sbe instances, gain a new attack vector to your AWS cloud....

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