AWS makes cloudy Outposts available across more of Asia

India, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand can now bring the Amazonian cloud on-prem


Amazon Web Services has extended the availability of its Outposts to four Asian nations, and New Zealand.

Outposts are Amazon’s way of letting you run its cloud on your premises: the cloud colossus sends you a rack of kit that you connect to electricity and ethernet. AWS manages the rigs, which offer a subset of its cloud services including including EC2 VMs, elastic bloc storage, container services, relational databases and some analytics.

The offering was announced in 2018 and appeared a year later, but was first made available in the USA.

But on Wednesday AWS quietly announced availability in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan. The Indian offer is associated with the ap-south-1 region in Mumbai.

New Zealanders can also now avail themselves of an Outpost, which should excite doomsday-prepping dual citizens who fancy Aotearoa as the last redoubt of civilisation!

The abovementioned nations join Australia, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia as locations where Outposts are available.

Amazon’s also extended Outpost availability to South Africa, Mexico, Israel and (fittingly) Brazil. ®


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