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Digital Realty develops hybrid IT solutions for AWS Outposts

02 October 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) has launched a solution called Data Hub featuring AWS Outposts, which removes data gravity barriers for enterprises by enabling them to deploy Amazon Web Services infrastructure at centres of data exchange globally on PlatformDIGITAL.

Digital Realty developed the pre-configured Data Hub solution based on typical customer deployment scenarios for AWS Outposts. 

The Digital Realty Data Hub for AWS Outposts solution provides infrastructure that enables enterprises to integrate public and private data sources and achieve data compliance and control. 

The company said that the Data Gravity Index projects accelerating growth across all regions globally as data stewardship drives global enterprises to expand their digital infrastructure capacity to manage the majority of the world's data.

It illustrates the importance of deploying hybrid IT infrastructure for local processing and storage requirements to improve performance while reducing cost, according to the company. 

"We are excited about this collaboration because digital transformation is forcing enterprise IT to re-architect towards a decentralised infrastructure delivery model," said Digital Realty CTO, Chris Sharp. 

"Deploying AWS Outposts on PlatformDIGITAL enables customers to place hybrid IT workloads at centres of data exchange globally to reduce latency and improve performance on a single platform." 

AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any data centre, colocation space, or on-premise facility for a consistent hybrid experience. 

The company added that AWS Outposts is meant for workloads that require low latency access to on-premise systems, local data processing, or local data storage. 

The solutions are connected to the nearest AWS region to provide the same management and control plane services on premises for consistent operational experience across on-premise and cloud environments. 

AWS Outposts infrastructure and AWS services are managed, monitored, and updated by AWS.