Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company announced the general availability of AWS Outposts in Philippines. AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that allows customers to run AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools in virtually any data center or co-location facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience. With AWS Outposts, customers can run AWS compute, storage, database, and other services locally and access the full range of services available in an AWS Region to build, manage, and scale their on-premises applications using familiar AWS services and tools.
AWS Outposts is ideal for customers that want a consistent AWS development experience across their entire IT infrastructure, but may have workloads that need to stay on-premises because of low-latency, local data processing, or data residency requirements. 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 machines on a factory floor, health management systems, financial transaction applications, or real-time gaming and video streaming. AWS Outposts also allows customers to more easily migrate to the cloud by segmenting parts of an application with local system interdependencies, such as connections to latency-sensitive internal systems that may be challenging to migrate all at once. Once segmented, customers can focus on modernizing those application interdependencies on-premises and then complete their migration to the cloud when ready.
Conor McNamara, Managing Director of ASEAN at AWS, said, “We are excited to bring AWS Outposts to the Philippines following its launch in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia last year. Customers in the Philippines already benefit from the agility and scale of AWS, but they have not been able to extend those same advantages to their on-premises workloads. With AWS Outposts, customers’ on-premises workloads run using the same fully managed AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools they already use to run the rest of application in an AWS Region, allowing customers to focus on driving innovation for their businesses and end-users.”
AWS Outposts is available as a 42U rack that can scale from 1 rack to 96 racks to create pools of compute and storage capacity. With AWS Outposts, customer can choose from a range of pre-validated configurations offering a mix of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) capacity designed to meet a variety of applications and data residency needs. Customers can then easily runs a broad range of service 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 DynamoDB through private connections.
PT. Bank Commonwealth (PTBC) Indonesia, is a retail bank offering digital banking solutions to retail and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) customers, and is a leading provider of wealth management products. Rajesh Narayanan, Chief Information Officer, PTBC Indonesia said,” AWS Outposts is an important part of PTBC’s technology transformation journey. We are currently using AWS Outposts to accelerate our migration to the coming AWS Jakarta cloud region. Migrating to AWS is key to our technology strategy and will help us deliver better services to our customers.”
Globe Telecom, the largest mobile network operator in the Philippines with over 80 million customers and a leading AWS Consulting Partner, views AWS Outposts as an important catalyst in their mission to help digitally transform the country. “Digitalization and data are key drivers of smart cities, smart manufacturing, and smart transportation in the Philippines, and AWS Outposts can help us support these nation-building initiatives,” said Peter Maquera, Senior Vice President Enterprise Group, Globe. “As both a telco and an information and communications technology (ICT) provider, Globe serves customers in almost every industry. AWS Outposts will differentiate our offerings to companies that require hybrid cloud solutions with low-latency performance to handle massive amounts of data coming from the Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics workloads. Combined with our expertise, AWS Outposts will empower Filipino enterprises to innovate on the cloud, drive digital transformation of the Philippines, and improve our economic competitiveness and growth.”
Mynt is a fintech startup in the Philippines offering a full suite of digital financial solutions to Filipinos including payments, credit, savings, investments and insurance. “We welcome the availability of AWS Outposts in the Philippines,” said Pebbles Sy, Chief Technology and Operations Officer, Mynt. “AWS Outposts is an important part of Mynt’s cloud strategy and will give us the agility that we need to deliver our vision of finance for all by bringing financial services closer to all Filipinos.”
With AWS Outposts, customers in the Philippines 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. 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.