AWS 弄出了 AWS Dedicated Local Zones,很像 AWS Outposts...

AWS 推出了 AWS Dedicated Local Zones:「Announcing AWS Dedicated Local Zones」。

先講 AWS Outposts,他就是提供 AWS 自己的硬體,放到用戶的機房裡面,所以依照需求有不同大小的機器,甚至是整個機櫃:

AWS Outposts is a family of fully managed solutions delivering AWS infrastructure and services to virtually any on-premises or edge location for a truly consistent hybrid experience. Outposts solutions allow you to extend and run native AWS services on premises, and is available in a variety of form factors, from 1U and 2U Outposts servers to 42U Outposts racks, and multiple rack deployments.

在「What is AWS Outposts?」這邊有詳細列出有哪些服務可以跑在上面,可以看到主要就是基礎服務,以及一些吃 local 特性的服務。

另外在「How AWS Outposts works」這邊可以看出架構上會在同一個 VPC 裡面,但是不屬於同一個 AZ 下:

而這次推出的 Dedicated Local Zones 還是有些地方沒看懂跟 AWS Outposts 差在哪裡,看起來很像是重新包裝而已...

首先是首頁提到的,這邊有提到 AWS Nitro System,所以猜測這是 AWS 的硬體,而不是自己的硬體:

Build with AWS managed secure cloud infrastructure

Benefit from the same AWS security standards that apply to AWS Regions and AWS Local Zones and are delivered with the security of the AWS Nitro System to help ensure confidentiality and integrity of customer data.

另外在公告裡面提到的服務,跟 Outposts 有些差異:

AWS services, such as Amazon EC2, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), and AWS Direct Connect are available in Dedicated Local Zones.

另外在「AWS Dedicated Local Zones FAQs」這邊則試著說明兩者差異,但就這些句子看起來,只是不同面向的東西:

Q: How are AWS Dedicated Local Zones different from AWS Outposts?

AWS Outposts is designed for workloads that need to remain on-premises due to latency requirements, where customers want those workloads to run seamlessly with their other workloads in AWS. AWS Outposts racks are fully managed and configurable compute and storage racks built with AWS-designed hardware that allow customers to run compute and storage on-premises, while seamlessly connecting to AWS’s broad array of services in the cloud.

AWS Dedicated Local Zones are designed to eliminate the operational overhead of managing on-premises infrastructure at scale. Some customers have long-term, complex cloud migration projects and need infrastructure that seamlessly scales to support their large-scale demand. Some of these customers represent the interests of a customer community and also need multi-tenancy features to efficiently coordinate across their stakeholders. Dedicated Local Zones enable these customers to reduce the administrative burden of managing their own infrastructure on-premises with scalable, resilient, and multitenant cloud infrastructure that is fully AWS-managed and built exclusively for their use.

另外回到首頁看使用單位,目前是 GovTech Singapore,看起來就是重新包裝?

另外一個猜測是在客戶的機器上面裝 AWS Nitro System,然後裝 AWS 的軟體?這就有點怪了,而且這樣相容性之類的問題也頗麻煩,也許要指定配合的機種?

等有機會遇到的時候再跟 AWS 的人問問看好了,目前也還用不到...

AWS 推出了與 5G 結合的 AWS Wavelength

看到「Announcing AWS Wavelength for delivering ultra-low latency applications for 5G」這篇,裡面提到了與 5G 結合的 AWS Wavelength

裡面提到的東西包括了把 AWS 的架構延伸到各家電信的架構裡面,看起來跟剛推出的 AWS Outposts 有關 (參考「AWS Outposts 總算要開始出貨了」這邊的介紹):

AWS Wavelength brings AWS services to the edge of the 5G network, minimizing the network hops and latency to connect to an application from a 5G device.


AWS is partnering with leading telecommunications companies around the world, including Verizon, Vodafone, SK Telecom, and KDDI, to launch Wavelength across North America, Europe, Japan, and South Korea in 2020.


AWS Outposts 總算要開始出貨了

去年 AWSre:Invent 喊的 AWS Outposts 總算是有東西要出貨了:「AWS Outposts Now Available – Order Yours Today!」。

放在自家實體的機櫃,然後掛到 AWS 上變成一個特殊的 region。目前一個特殊的 region 只能放 16 個機櫃,但預期之後可以更多:

Capacity Expansion – Today, you can group up to 16 racks into a single capacity pool. Over time we expect to allow you to group thousands of racks together in this manner.

不過要注意的是,需要有 AWS Enterprise Support 才能下單,而且看起來硬體的維修也包在內了:

Support – You must subscribe to AWS Enterprise Support in order to purchase an Outpost. We will remotely monitor your Outpost, and keep it happy & healthy over time. We’ll look for failing components and arrange to replace them without disturbing your operations.

看了一下價錢的頁面,如果以北美的 upfront 來算,最便宜的是 OR-L8IF4WFOR-I0OGL02 的 USD$225,504.81,最貴的是 OR-HSZHMMF 的 USD$898,129.52,暫時應該用不到 XDDD