Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the general availability of AWS Outposts in Malaysia. AWS Outposts delivers fully managed and configurable compute and storage racks built with AWS-designed hardware that allow customers to run AWS compute, storage, database and other services on-premises, while seamlessly connecting to AWS’s broad array of services in the cloud. AWS Outposts brings native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data centre, co-location space, or on-premises facility. Customers can use the same AWS APIs, control plane, tools, and hardware on-premises as in the AWS cloud to deliver a truly consistent hybrid experience with AWS Outposts.
Customers in Malaysia with workloads that require low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, or local data storage can benefit from AWS Outposts. These include applications that may need to generate near real-time responses, communicate with other on-premises systems, or control on-site equipment such as factory floor equipment, health management systems, and retail point of sale systems.
Conor McNamara, Managing Director of ASEAN at AWS, said, “We are pleased to bring this service to Malaysia, following its launch in Indonesia and Singapore earlier this year. With AWS Outposts, our customers can benefit from the accelerated pace of innovation in the cloud, while securely storing and processing sensitive data on-premises. As AWS Outposts is fully managed by AWS, our customers can also focus on their end users, and driving innovation that differentiates their businesses, while leaving the responsibility of managing the infrastructure to us.”
Customers in Malaysia can also work with the AWS Partner Network (APN) to leverage their deep experience helping businesses move applications to AWS through all aspects of complex migration projects with AWS Outposts. These can include initial discovery and assessment, planning, migration, and operations, as well as cloud strategy and technology advisory services to migrate and run workloads on AWS Outposts.
TM ONE, the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telecommunications Company Telekom Malaysia Berhad, will use AWS Outposts to transform consumer user experience. Ahmad Taufek Omar, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of TM ONE, said, “AWS Outposts is an important part of TM ONE Cloud Alpha's hybrid cloud strategy. Our customers will benefit from AWS’s rapid pace of innovation in cloud infrastructure services while being able to store and process data on-premises. It will help us in our mission to enable the Malaysian public sector and enterprises to be more agile, while delivering better and more comprehensive services to end customers. This is in line with TM Group’s commitment in enabling Digital Malaysia.”
Maxis, the leading communications provider in Malaysia, welcomed the launch of AWS Outposts. “AWS Outposts is the natural evolution of our existing strategic collaboration with AWS, and an expansion of Maxis Cloud offerings and Professional Services. Incorporating hybrid cloud will address the need for data residency and edge computing, all accessed through our leading next generation converged network. Our goal is to accelerate cloud adoption and digital transformation journeys for businesses, supported by one of the largest pool of AWS trained and certified resources in the country,” said Claire Featherstone, Head of Maxis Technology Practices and Maxis Cloud Centre of Excellence.
InfoFabrica, a leading IT hybrid cloud consulting and managed services company, welcomed the announcement. “Many of our enterprise customers look for hybrid cloud solutions that will allow them to move workloads and data seamlessly between on-premises assets and the AWS cloud. AWS Outposts makes this possible by allowing them to run AWS compute and storage on-premises, and also easily and seamlessly integrate on-premises workloads with the rest of their applications in the AWS cloud,” said Li Wen Chi, Managing Director of InfoFabrica Pte Ltd. “With AWS Outposts, our customers will get access to an industry-leading hybrid cloud architecture, allowing them to use the AWS Management Console to manage their on-premises assets seamlessly along with the broadest portfolio of cloud services available around the world.
With AWS Outposts, customers can choose from a range of compute, storage, and graphics-optimised Amazon EC2) instances, both with and without local storage options, and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volume options. Customers can then easily run a broad range of AWS services locally, including Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), and Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR), and can connect directly to regional services like Amazon S3 buckets or Amazon DynamoDB through private connections.