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Outposts goes live, could increase demand for MNOs’ connectivity

The launch of Amazon Web Services’ Outposts on-premise enterprise edge offering was a highlight of last year’s re:Invent, and one that appeared to throw cold water on telcos’ dreams of being the leaders in owning and managing physical edge infrastructure. This year, AWS said Outposts was generally available, and added a connectivity layer to the service, called Local Zone. Outposts takes AWS into the on-premises hardware business. Some enterprises which are interested in edge applications – for reasons of control, data privacy, low latency or other motivations – will want to keep that edge infrastructure on their own premises. Of course, both AWS and the telcos would prefer these organization to use their public edge locations on a managed services…

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