TECH SUPPLIER Mar 2019 - Market Note - Doc # US44896319
Amazon Outposts: An On-Premise as-a-Service Hardware Solution — If I Have Prime, Do I Get Free Two-Day Shipping?
By: Rob BrothersProgram Vice President, Datacenter and Support Services, Susan G. MiddletonResearch Director, Flexible Consumption and Financing Strategies for IT Infrastructure, Deepak MohanResearch Director, Cloud Infrastructure Services, Richard L. VillarsResearch Vice President, Datacenter & Cloud
This IDC Market Note reviews the November 2018 AWS Outposts announcement and reviews the market opportunities and challenges of this new model.
"AWS' Outposts announcement signaled that AWS is ready to expand into the traditional infrastructure space and disrupt the current versions of on-premise flexible consumption. The delayed rollout of Outposts gives the competition a chance to play catch-up before this Goliath enters this space," says Robert Brothers, vice president, Datacenter and Support Services.