Andy Jassy just gave you a hint about some upcoming AWS launches, and I’ll have more to say about them when they are ready. To tide you over until then, here’s a summary of what he pre-announced:
Smaller AWS Outpost Form Factors – We are introducing two new sizes of AWS Outposts, suitable for locations such as branch offices, factories, retail stores, health clinics, hospitals, and cell sites that are space-constrained and need access to low-latency compute capacity. The 1U (rack unit) Outposts server will be equipped with AWS Graviton 2 processors; the 2U Outposts server will be equipped with Intel® processors. Both sizes will be able to run EC2, ECS, and EKS workloads locally, all provisioned and managed by AWS (including automated patching and updates).
Amazon ECS Anywhere – You will soon be able to run Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) in your own data center, giving you the power to select and standardize on a single container orchestrator that runs both on-premises and in the cloud. You will have access to the same ECS APIs, and you will be able to manage all of your ECS resources with the same cluster management, workload scheduling, and monitoring tools and utilities. Amazon ECS Anywhere will also make it easy for you to containerize your existing on-premises workloads, run them locally, and then connect them to the AWS Cloud.
Amazon EKS Anywhere – You will also soon be able to run Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) in your own data center, making it easy for you to set up, upgrade, and operate Kubernetes clusters. The default configuration for each new cluster will include logging, monitoring, networking, and storage, all optimized for the environment that will host the cluster. You will be able to spin up clusters on demand, and you will be able to backup, recover, patch, and upgrade production clusters with minimal disruption.
Again, I’ll have more to say about these when they are ready, so stay tuned, and enjoy the rest of AWS re:Invent!