AWS announces general availability of AWS Outposts in Vietnam

December 01, 2021 | 15:13
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, on November 30 announced the general availability of AWS Outposts in Vietnam.
AWS announces general availability of AWS Outposts in Vietnam
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AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that gives customers access to the AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools in virtually any data centre or co-location facility for a 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 any AWS Region to build, manage, and scale their on-premises applications.

AWS Outposts is ideal for customers that want a consistent AWS development experience across their entire IT infrastructure, but they have workloads that must stay on-premises because of low-latency or local data processing preference. These include applications that 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 helps 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 might be challenging to migrate all at once. Once segmented, customers can focus on modernising application interdependencies on premises and then complete their migration to the cloud when ready.

“AWS innovates on behalf of customers, and we are excited to bring AWS Outposts to Vietnam,” said Conor McNamara, managing director of ASEAN at AWS. “Customers in Vietnam 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 their applications in an AWS region, allowing customers to focus on driving innovation for their businesses and customers.”

AWS Outposts is available as a 42U rack that can scale from one to 96 racks to create pools of compute and storage capacity. With AWS Outposts, customers 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 run a broad range of services locally, including Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), and Amazon EMR, and can connect directly to regional services like Amazon DynamoDB through private connections.

VPBank, one of the fastest growing banks in Vietnam and a recipient of an outstanding digital banking transformation bank award in 2020 from the Vietnam Banks Association and International Data Group Vietnam (IDG Vietnam), welcomed the announcement. “At VPBank, the ability to experiment, scale, innovate, and be cost-effective are top priorities,” said Augustine Wong, CIO of VPBank. “We have been working with AWS for more than three years, and AWS helps us to be agile, fully configurable, cost-efficient, and secure. We are excited to explore AWS Outposts to integrate on-premises workloads with the rest of the applications in AWS Cloud easily and seamlessly, helping us achieve compliance requirements while driving innovation.”

Members of the AWS Partner Network (APN), a community of partners who use AWS to build solutions and services for customers also welcomed the announcement in Vietnam.

“OSAM is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner in Vietnam that empowers Vietnam’s startups and smal-l and medium-sized businesses on their cloud-enabled digital transformations since 2010. With AWS Outposts, we can now expand into the enterprise space,” said Duong Vu Minh, chief business officer and co-founder of OSAM. “AWS Outposts will help us support larger companies with their cloud adoption, allowing them to keep up with changing business needs and drive long-term transformation with hybrid cloud. With AWS Outposts, our customers can run significant workloads or store data at their on-premises facilities, while using AWS services, APIs, and management and security tools. With access to a broad portfolio of cloud services, they can streamline their operations, process transactions faster, and design innovative services and applications.”

Renova Cloud is a Vietnam-based AWS Advanced Consulting Partner that helps large enterprises and organisations like banks and government institutions use AWS Cloud to become agile and scale their businesses. “AWS Outposts will help us to better serve our customers, including government-owned organisations in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, insurance, and financial services,” said Doron Shachar, founder and CEO of Renova Cloud. “With AWS Outposts, we can provide a seamless and secure hybrid experience in how they build, operate, and manage their application workloads across cloud and on-premises environments.”

TechX - an ‘all-in’ AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, was founded with the drive to support Vietnamese businesses, to build and implement tailor-made cloud transformation strategies. Focusing on Financial Service Industry, TechX helps business to leverage their services delivery and enhance customer experience, using AWS Cloud services and advance data analytics. “We have built our business with AWS from the ground up, and AWS Outposts is the next milestone in our journey,” said Tran Thi Phuong Hong, Founder, CEO, and Chairperson of TechX. “TechX serves customers in highly demanding industries such as banking, aviation, manufacturing and recently, gaming, who require very low latency between cloud environments and their on-premises assets and applications. With AWS Outposts, we can now offer our customers a true hybrid cloud solution to help them to deploy applications faster while providing flexibility in how they manage hybrid environments. We are pleased to choose such an innovative and forward-thinking company as AWS to be our only cloud providing partner in delivering this high-end solution to our customers.”

VTI Cloud is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner in Vietnam supporting customers on the journey of digital transformation and migration to AWS Cloud. “One of VTI Cloud’s core values is customer obsession, and we share AWS's passion and commitment in driving innovation on behalf of customers. We believe AWS Outposts will drive our growth even further by enabling us to better support our customers and allow them to benefit from AWS’s rapid pace of innovation in cloud infrastructure services while being able to store and process data on-premises.” said Trinh Minh Giang, CEO of VTI Cloud. “We have one of the largest pools of AWS-trained and -certified professionals in Vietnam. They are experienced in deploying solutions on AWS, and VTI Cloud is poised to help customers use AWS Outposts to accelerate their cloud adoption and digital transformation journeys.”

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