back to article AWS makes its hybrid cloud behave a bit more like normal, boring, on-prem servers

Amazon Web Services has made a small change that causes its on-prem Outposts to behave a bit more like boring old on-prem servers. Outposts are AWS servers – or racks full of kit – that can run some cloudy instance types, but live on your premises or an edge location. AWS allows its customers to specify the hardware in an …

  1. ChoHag Silver badge

    Someone Else's Rent?

  2. Korev Silver badge
    Big Brother

    Ignoring Capex/Opex shenanigans from the beancounters, I'd love to see a good comparison of costs comparing an "Outpost" vs just buying a rack full of servers and storage and putting in your datacentre.

  3. Ragarath


    So the difference here is just capex vs opex. You're paying for the electric. You've specced up the hardware. You can give it a hug if needs be...

    But you're paying Amazon (insert other provider if necessary) to for the privilege. Could you not I don't know budget for the kit and install it yourself if you need an on-prem workhorse? Pretty sure it would be cheaper in the long run.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A dedicated host to run your workload

    a. Move to the Cloud to save money on hardware and network engineers.

    b. Cloud too sluggish so need to restore on-premises hardware (renamed hybrid) and hire back on network engineers.

    c. Cloud still sluggish so need to install Edge Cloud at the local exchange.

    d. So, we all went round the Cloud just to end-up back where we started.

    1. 43300 Silver badge

      Re: A dedicated host to run your workload

      "So, we all went round the Cloud just to end-up back where we started."

      Not quite! You are now renting your local hardware from Amazon, and it's very probably going to work out a lot more expensive that just buying bare metal servers from Dell / HPE / Lenovo and provisioning them yourself!

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