AWS Outposts now available in Malaysia and Thailand


Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the general availability of AWS Outposts in Malaysia and Thailand. AWS Outposts delivers fully managed and configurable compute and storage racks built with AWS-designed hardware that allow customers to run AWS compute, storage, database and other services on-premises, while seamlessly connecting to AWS’s broad array of services in the cloud. AWS Outposts brings native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility. With AWS Outposts, customers can use the same AWS APIs, control plane, tools, and hardware on-premises as in the AWS cloud to deliver a truly consistent hybrid experience.  


Customers in Malaysia and Thailand with workloads that require low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, or local data storage can benefit from AWS Outposts. 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 factory floor equipment, health management systems, and retail point of sale systems.


Conor McNamara, Managing Director of ASEAN at AWS, said, “We are pleased to bring this service to two new countries in Southeast Asia, following its launch in Indonesia and Singapore earlier this year. With AWS Outposts, our customers can benefit from the accelerated pace of innovation in the cloud, while securely storing and processing sensitive data on-premises. As AWS Outposts is fully managed by AWS, our customers can also focus on their end users, and driving innovation that differentiates their businesses, while leaving the responsibility of managing the infrastructure to us.”


With AWS Outposts, customers in Malaysia and Thailand 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.


True Internet Data Center (True IDC) is an AWS advanced consulting partner in Thailand since 2015. “We believe that AWS Outposts will bring great opportunities and benefits to our customers in Thailand, especially those who require hybrid cloud solution with low-latency performance for massive data, IOT, content, and media projects. Thai customers can now run data processing apps in real time on AWS Outposts alongside their on-premises environment, allowing them to seamlessly use AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for their workloads. We are pleased to work with such an innovative and forward-thinking partner as AWS to bring this hybrid cloud solution to our customers,” said Tanat Sangkasem, Chief Technology Officer, True IDC.


Dailitech, a born-in-the-cloud APN advanced consulting partner in Thailand, sees great opportunities in leveraging AWS Outposts for their customers. “We’ve been working exclusively with AWS since 2014 and we are thrilled to welcome AWS Outposts in Thailand, as it will make a huge difference for our customers who need a hybrid cloud infrastructure to support specific low latency applications,” said Dr. Vit Niennattrakul, Managing Director, DailiTech. “We work with customers in industries like banking, insurance, and manufacturing, and most have on-premises assets and applications that require very low latency. With AWS Outposts, we can now offer them a truly hybrid solution that will allow them to use their on-premises assets seamlessly along with the broadest portfolio of cloud services available around the world.”


With AWS Outposts, customers can choose from a range of compute, storage, and graphics-optimised Amazon EC2) instances, both with and without local storage options, and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volume options. Customers can then easily run a broad range of AWS services 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 S3 buckets or Amazon DynamoDB through private connections.