AWS Outposts

Cloud Agility In The Post Pandemic World

Cloud computing and storage give enterprises the agility and flexibility required to prepare for the evolving market dynamics. With the Covid-19 disruption, enterprises had to instantly make a shift to remote work as there were multiple workers across the globe who had to access work data. 

However, were all the enterprises able to make a move to cloud?

71% Organizations embraced hybrid deployments*

75% Enterprise applications are still on premises *

A Shift To The Cloud - Not The Milestone Of Every Enterprise

There is no doubt that enterprises benefit from a shift to the cloud, with a more flexible, swift and agile way of working, and easier deployment of databases, VMs, Kubernetes, etc. Public cloud offers enterprises unlimited scalability, with very little required for management, and hence it is a wonderful solution.

However, some enterprises, due to need for low latency applications, local data processing, data governance and localization compliance, must keep their data on-premises. As a consequence, many companies failed to make the most of the cloud. Now, that is a thing of the past.

Hybrid Deployments Can Change The Game - With AWS Outposts
Today, hybrid cloud deployments can instantly deliver the goodness of cloud as well as help to address the need to remain on-premises. AWS Outposts is the perfect solution for a consistent and flexible hybrid cloud experience.

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What Is AWS Outpost?

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AWS Outposts is a completely managed service that provides the same AWS services, infrastructure, APIs and tools to virtually any datacenter, or a co-location space, or any on-premises facility which gives enterprises the truly hybrid experience.

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AWS Outposts is perfect for the mission-critical workloads which need low latency access to on-premises systems, compliance to data residency requirements, local data processing, and migration and modernization of applications with local system interdependencies.

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AWS storage, database, compute and other crucial services run locally on Outposts and enterprises can use the full range of AWS cloud services available in the region to manage, build, and scale the on-premises applications with AWS tools and services.

Benefits At A Glance

With AWS Outposts, reduce the maintenance expenditure of legacy on-premises systems.
Simplify the movement of your applications between on-premises and cloud with AWS Outposts.
With AWS Outposts, gain control over data by securing it in your own data center.

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Why AWS Outpost?

As most of the enterprises are making a quick shift to cloud, enterprises that need to keep their applications on-premises due to low latency, data residency, and local data processing are in the search of solutions that suit them while also getting cloud’s benefits. These enterprises are finding ways to use the agility, simplicity and scalability of the cloud as well as find common tools to manage data across all environments. With Cloud4C, enterprises can leverage AWS Outposts to bring the best of the cloud to the on-premises systems and bring together infrastructure and data protection on a single stack, without any support or infrastructure.

Major advantages for enterprises selecting AWS Outposts:

Comply with Data Residency laws without compromising on performance

In some scenarios, data must remain in a country, state or region for contractual, information security or regulatory reasons. With the AWS Outposts Services, enterprises can decide and take charge of where the workloads run and where data resides by using local operational tools. AWS Outposts provides smooth and seamless movement between public cloud and cloud, which makes it easier to adapt to regulatory changes. With AWS Outposts services, Cloud4C can empower enterprises that are generally driven by regulation and eventually enable them to embrace digital transformation for faster time to value. All this is required to build a robust hybrid cloud solution strategy by adhering to data sovereignty compliances without compromising on security or performance due to local hosting.

Low Latency

While public clouds have many benefits like scalability, elasticity, ability to integrate various services and build architecture patterns, flexibility in pricing models, etc., users who are geographically away from the servers suffer from latency. This means certain workloads are likely to remain on-premises for several years, in close proximity to on-premises assets. These companies can run AWS compute and storage on-premises, and also easily and seamlessly integrate these on-premises workloads with the rest of their applications in the AWS cloud.

Consistent experience and ease

Until now, customers lacked the same APIs, the same tools, the same hardware, and the same functionality across on-premises and the cloud to deliver a truly consistent hybrid experience. AWS Outposts solves these challenges by delivering racks of AWS compute and storage—the same hardware used in AWS public region datacenters—to bring AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models on-premises. Companies can provision, manage and monitor their AWS Outposts much like their AWS public cloud. This gives companies the much needed flexibility with respect to planning their Modernization efforts.

Extending AWS Region into a different Seismic Zone (For DR)

As the companies can host AWS Outposts servers in the location of their choice, they can design a recovery strategy that matches their needs and budget. Seismic zone separation is vital for a disaster recovery strategy. With AWS Outposts, companies can create a disaster recovery environment, where the data is recovered to an AWS server.

Migration to AWS is Made Easy

While migrating the workloads to cloud and modernizing data, enterprises do face some challenges, as sometimes moving on-premises applications come with interdependencies. However, companies always invest on infra that will help them to become future ready. With AWS Outposts, companies can be sure that when they want to migrate their applications, data or any other service to cloud, it will be as smooth as possible. When companies migrate from other on-premises infra to AWS, the lift and shift operation might lead to complex and time-consuming projects.

You Manage Your Business. We will manage your Amazon Outposts.

As an AWS Outposts launch partner, we have all the ammunition to deliver desirable business outcomes to customers at scale, with ease, by re-architecting complex workloads and run operations on AWS. We work with our customers to help them leverage AWS Outposts to achieve their technology goals and complement their pace of innovation. As enterprises take this critical step in their digital transformation journey, Cloud4C uses proven methods coupled with the following services to help them reduce interruption and risk to their operations.

Cloud4C specializes in:
Legacy IT estate modernization on-premises and on Cloud.
Expertise focused on complex enterprise applications and challenging strategies that deliver stellar business results.
Integration and operation of modern cloud environments alongside traditional legacy infrastructure and data centers.

We deliver Cloud Managed Services at global service standards and focus on continuous service improvement, allowing our customers to remain focused on their business. Cloud4C assists with on-site validation to ensure that the site meets Outposts requirements. We offer fully managed white glove installation and validation before handoff. We provide ongoing infrastructure maintenance and replacement services as well.

AWS Outposts - The Benefits

With Cloud4C, AWS Outposts, enterprises can run Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Amazon EC2. The AWS Outposts also gives access to container-based services such as Amazon EKS, and database services such as Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts along with the analytics services such as Amazon EMR on-premises. With Amazon Hybrid Cloud, enterprises can benefit from the AWS APIs, security controls and tools which are needed to manage, secure and run the applications on-premises, just like on the cloud. With Cloud AWS Outposts, companies can extend Amazon Virtual Private Cloud on promises, and also run AWS services on Outposts locally. Enterprises get the option of connecting to a diverse set of services that are available in the local AWS region.

Store and process data on-premises

With AWS Outposts, enterprises can surely store and process any data of customers if it must be stored on-premises. The same applies to regions with no local AWS. With the AWS hybrid cloud, enterprises will address the challenges and requirements related to stringent regulations such as data residency.

With AWS Outposts, enterprises can enjoy a truly hybrid experience. The AWS hybrid cloud offers enterprises the same infrastructure, services, APIs, hardware and management on-premises, just as on cloud. With other hybrid services, enterprises have to depend on different APIs, third party tools, and manual software updates, etc. AWS Outposts offer enterprises a consistent IT and developer experience across on-premises and cloud environments.

The AWS Outposts is fully managed and supported. With AWS Outposts, enterprises can bring down the resources, the operational risks, time and maintenance downtimes that are usually high in management of IT infrastructure.

The Process We Follow

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1. Implementation Planning
1. Implementation Planning
2. Facilities Assessment
3. Network Requirements
4. Install and Connect - After the AWS Outposts is delivered to the site
5. Modernize Legacy Applications
6. Infrastructure, App and Database Modernization Services
7. Integrated Managed Detection and Response Services
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Implementation Planning

We begin with the implementation planning of the AWS Outposts. Our team of experts assess the facilities available to install the AWS Outposts. We also look into the network requirement needed for the same.

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Facilities Assessment

We begin with the implementation planning of the AWS Outposts. Our team of experts assess the facilities available to install the AWS Outposts. We also look into the network requirement needed for the same.

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Network Requirements

For enterprises looking for AWS Outposts, network requirements such as 2 VLANs for Link aggregation groups on each Outposts Networking Device, dedicated /30 or /31 CIDR subnet for each VLAN for point to point connectivity, BGP ASNs used from both sides, a/26 CIDR advertised as contagious /27 s for the service link VLANs, a /26 or larger CIDR block for local gateway (LGW), To enable inbound and outbound traffic over TCP with an ephemeral source port and destination port 443 and UDP with ephemeral source port and destination port 443 outbound.

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Install and Connect - After the AWS Outposts is delivered to the site

After the AWS Outposts is delivered to the site

Once AWS Outposts is delivered to your on-premises site, we connect the AWS Outposts to power. We take care of the setting up with network connectivity to AWS region and your local networks. We use standard AWS APIs or Management console to launch EC2 instance on your Outposts.

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Modernize Legacy Applications

Modernize Legacy Applications

If you do not wish to unalter code structure, features, and functions, we can help to modernize your legacy applications by moving them to cloud with minute changes. Cloud4C has built a defined methodology for developing and deploying web applications.

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Infrastructure, App and Database Modernization Services

Infrastructure, App and Database Modernization Services in AWS Outposts

As part of the Infra, App and DB Modernization Services, we can help you chalk out your modernization roadmap in-line with your business requirements. We assist enterprises with managing, deploying, and maintaining the applications and keep them up to date as per the future business needs.

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Integrated Managed Detection and Response Services

Integrated Managed Detection and Response Services

As an advanced managed security services provider, we offer threat intelligence, threat hunting, security monitoring, incident analysis, and incident response services.

Cloud4C
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Outposts key services

As part of the AWS Outposts, Cloud4C will offer scalable and elastic cloud hosting environments. With Cloud4C, enterprises can choose to host AWS Outposts on their own data centre or at CtrlS, which gives them a truly consistent and seamless hybrid cloud experience. As the AWS Outposts launch partner, apart from offering managed services for AWS Outposts, Cloud4C also offers service bundles such as Managed Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Colocation Services, AWS Outposts offered as a service for various AWS Outpost variants.

Colocation Services for AWS Outposts

Cloud4C offers Colocation services for AWS Outposts on CtrlS Datacenters.

AWS Outposts offered as a service

Cloud4C hosts and manages AWS Outposts in CtrlS Datacenter facilities offering AWS Outposts as a service to any enterprise.

Managed Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with AWS Outposts

Cloud4C DRaaS is designed to bring resiliency into enterprise business models and deliver uninterrupted services to end clients.

Cloud4C AWS Managed Services Capabilities

Our Enterprise Grade Managed services from our AWS Center of Excellence help enterprises meet heterogeneous and complex technology environments.

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Colocation Services for AWS Outposts

Cloud4C offers Colocation services for AWS Outposts on CtrlS Datacenters. With Cloud AWS Outposts services, enterprises can enjoy the benefits of Lowest PUE, Lowest Latency, Customizable as needed, Scalability on Demand, N+N Redundancy, Security, Open for 3rd Party Audits, Total Ownership Philosophy with CtrlS.

CtrlS (parent company of Cloud4C) offers the best in class hosting infrastructure and is credited as the first Rated 4 Datacenter in India. This makes CtrlS the best server colocation provider in India. You can be sure that when it comes to efficiency and reliability for your server colocation needs, we are a name you can trust. CtrlS gives your company all the benefits of a world class data center infrastructure such as high performance, high scalability, total reliability and undisturbed connectivity in India

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Colocation Differentiators

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CtrlS, owns and operates 6 out of 28 Rated 4 Data Centers across the Globe

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Industry best Uptime SLA of 99.995%

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Uninterrupted power supply ensured

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24X7 Customer Support

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10 GBPS Bandwidth Connectivity from all the major Telcos in India

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Mission critical 9 zone security ensured

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Mission critical 9 zone security ensured

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Zero-downtime since inception

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Trusted by Large Banks in India

AWS Outposts offered as a service

Cloud4C hosts and manages AWS Outposts in CtrlS Datacenter facilities offering AWS Outposts as a service to any enterprise. Some key points to note include:

  • Prebuilt and pre-configured infra for high-speed connectivity to AWS
  • Simple to on-board and is billed as a monthly service similar to AWS Marketplace solutions and included in your AWS bill
  • For Applications, Outposts gets ultra-low latency to network edge
  • Supports Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS clusters for container-based applications, Amazon EMR clusters for data analytics and Amazon RDS instances for relational database services
  • With EMR you can run Petabyte-scale analysis at less than half of the cost of traditional on-premises solutions and over 3x faster than standard Apache Spark. If you have existing on-premises deployments of open-source tools such as Apache Spark and Apache Hive, you can also run EMR clusters on AWS Outposts.
  • Enterprises can locally store and process data
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Managed Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with AWS Outposts

Cloud4C Disaster Recovery as a Service offering is designed to meet demands of the businesses to bring resiliency into their business models and deliver uninterrupted services to their end clients. It is a comprehensive offering which can handle the most diversified set of applications and systems with end-to-end ownership during the toughest times of disaster with pay as you go model.

Scenario 1: Organization is using AWS Region for Primary DC Services

Customer has a Primary DC is in AWS Region, but wants DR in a location, where there is no AWS Region locally. For example, a customer based in Bangladesh, can use Primary DC Services in AWS Region in Mumbai and a DR service based on AWS Outposts in a separate seismic zone location (other than Mumbai).

"Customer whose Primary DC is in a country, where there is no AWS Region locally. For example, a customer based in Bangladesh, can use:

Primary DC Services on Cloud4C DC in Bangladesh AND

A DR service based on AWS Outposts in Bangladesh

We meet all complex requirements of DR as a Service

  • RPO / RTO requirements based on Business Criticality and regulations.
  • Data Residency within India for PII / confidential data and impending PDP regulations.
  • Security and Compliance requirements (ISO 27001, SOC-1, SOC-2, PCI DSS)
  • Seismic Zone separation from Mumbai
  • Expectations of an Elastic (on-Demand) purchase option. Larger enterprises customers may want dedicated Services, but SMBs may prefer a Shared Services model
  • Single contracting and billing mechanism for all DR Services (including Outposts) and possibly for DC (Primary) services as well.
  • Convenience of AWS automation and consistency with AWS based DC Service. Ability to seamlessly (without lift & shift) migrate services into the AWS Region (AZs), whenever it is operational.
Disaster recovery in AWS Outposts for all complex requirements

Define the DR Strategy

  • Technology consultants work with business owners
  • Define the IT DR strategy for the Business Critical Applications

Design the DR site

  • TDesign the most efficient and optimum DR site infrastructure

True Ownership

  • Implementing, Maintaining, Configuring & Testing
  • Support during both recovery and resumption process

Managed Services

  • 24x7 Monitoring of DR setup
  • Focused and efficient delivery from technology based CoE

Efficient Process at a Lower Cost

  • Optimized DR infrastructure cost

Continuous Improvement

  • Robust Change and Learning Management Process
  • 2 DR Drills Per annum with simulation of DR Events

Cloud4C AWS Managed Services Capabilities

Our Enterprise Grade Managed services from our AWS Center of Excellence help enterprises meet heterogeneous and complex technology environments through an robust service delivery model built on ITIL, ITSM, COBIT process frameworks coupled with our best practices we gathered handling over thousands of IT Modernization projects.
Cloud4C offers enterprises a single SLA at Application login with end-end responsibility of IT management including security (a robust security framework with 40+ information controls complying with global regulations and standards such as GDPR, IRAP, FedRAMP, OJK, MAS, RBI, etc.)
Cloud4C cloud-native AI driven Self-Healing Operations Platform (SHOP) automates delivery of managed services directly affecting your Top-line and Bottom-line - No downtime, a single pane of glass for all your workloads and resources, always secure data and infra translates to cost savings.
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  • Applications

    SAP, Oracle e-Biz, Finacle, FIS.
    WebLogic, Jboss, Axapta, Microsoft
    Sharepoint, Dynamics, Exchange

  • Database Management

    AWS PaaS (SOL, MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL);
    DB on VM (MS SOL, MySQL, MariaDB,PostgreSQL.
    SAP HANA, SAP ASE, MaxDB): Amazon SimpleDB,
    RDS and DynamoDB

  • Backup & Replication

    AWS. Backup, Commvault
    Replication, Cloudendure. Veeam,
    Cloud Native DB replication

  • Compliances

    PCI-DSS, NESA, SAMA, GDPR, FedRamp, MSA
    IRAP. GXP. CSA. OJK, MEITI, RBI
    Worldwide standards - ISO 27001, ISO 27017,
    ISO 27018, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, SOC1, SOC2

  • Desktop as a Service

    Amazon WorkSpaces, Citrix WVD

  • CloudOps

    AWS Cloud Mangement Platforn,
    Infrastructure as Code(laaC).
    Performance Optimization Automated
    Monitoring, Service Management and
    Governance

  • Network

    AWS Cloud Native - Firewall, Load
    Balancer, VPN Gateway, Express Route
    etc. OEM Appliances. Fortinet, Cisco,
    F5, A10, Barracuda

  • SysOps

    Instances-OS (Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX)
    Containers - Dockers & Kubernetes on VM. Amazon Elastic
    Container Service, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service
    Management and AWS Native Services, Big Data Platform Storage

  • Process

    ITIL, ITSM, COBIT, Six Sigma, PMI, SSRA, Redflag

  • Security

    Tools: AWS Native + 3rd Party (SIEM, PIM, DAM, HBSS, VA.
    PT.Encryptions, HDLP, HSM etc.). Containers -> Falcom,
    SECCOM, Apparmor, Achore engine

  • DevOps / Automation

    Terraform, Chef, Ansible. Puppet SAP LaMa,
    Pagerduty. Jenkins, Bamboo, Maven, Hudson,
    CloudFormation Systems Manager, AWS Config.
    AWS DevOps Tools - CodeCommit CodePipeline,
    CodeBuild, X-Ray SDKs and more

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AWS Outposts Variants that we support

AWS Native variant

The AWS Native variant allows enterprises to use same APIs and same console for AWS cloud and on-premises. We can use Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS on Outposts along with the container-based services that includes Amazon EKS, and database services like Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts and analytics services such as Amazon EMR on premises.

VMware variant

The VMware Cloud on AWS variant allows organizations to seamlessly migrate and extend their on-premises VMware vSphere-based environments to the AWS Cloud, running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) bare metal infrastructure.

Why Cloud4C while you embrace AWS Outposts?

2000+ certified cloud experts worldwide with local presence in 25 countries
Migrated and managing 40000+ VMs
AIOps driven automation in Cloud Operations
High availability 99.95%
3500+ Global Enterprise customers
Zero friction business delivery model
24x7 support
Support hybrid infrastructures
12 years of rich experience in Cloud and Managed Services
Certified people resources on ITIL, COBIT, CDCP, CISA, CISSP, CISM, Six Sigma, PMP CCIE, MCP, CEH and more
Comprehensive disaster recovery and BCP portfolio Presence in 52 global locations
25 Centers of Excellence (such as for AWS, SAP on AWS, Automation, Managed Security Services, Cloud Managed Services and more)

AWS Outposts - Our Perspectives

Some useful use cases of AWS Outposts

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AWS Outposts - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What is AWS Outposts?

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    AWS Outposts is a hybrid cloud offering by Amazon Web services that enables customers to seamlessly operate AWS-designed hardware with fully managed and configurable compute and storage racks on their on-premises data center.

    AWS Outposts is ideal for enterprise workloads that require low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, data storage.

    Contact our AWS experts for re-architecting your enterprise workloads on AWS Outposts and achieving your business outcomes to customers with ease.

  • How does AWS Outposts work?

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    AWS Outposts bundles the advantages of on-premises infrastructure and cloud computing infrastructure, in a single offering. AWS Outposts delivers a consistent hybrid experience by offering the same AWS hardware infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to build and run your applications on premises and in the cloud for a truly consistent hybrid experience. AWS treats each Outposts deployment as an extension of the AWS public cloud in the data center, and of the AWS region. Thus, your enterprise can access AWS compute, storage, database, and other services locally on Outposts, and leverage the full range of AWS services available in the Region to build, manage, and scale your on-premises applications using familiar AWS services and tools.

    Contact our AWS experts for more information on our AWS Outposts offering.

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