Indonesia is set to gain more native access to AWS services with the announcement of AWS Outpost availability in the country.
Customers can use the Outposts to help them meet low latency requirements for large projects and connect to the nearest AWS Regions like Singapore.
With the Indonesian Government’s proposed data protection and localization regulations, the AWS Outposts can assist customers in meeting data sovereignty, compliance and data privacy requirements.
The AWS Outposts can now be shipped and installed by Amazon to data centers and on-premise locations to provide a consistent AWS experience with access to AWS infrastructure, APIs and tools.
This news follows Amazon Web Services’ announcement to build several interconnected data centers in Indonesia by 2022. Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang said: “This investment can boost Indonesia to become a strategic digital hub. The AWS region in Indonesia will certainly support the startup ecosystem so it can grow rapidly.”
What is an AWS Outpost?
An AWS Outpost is a replica of hardware infrastructure, services and API that run in Amazon data centers.
Outposts enable customers to run services like Elastic Compute Cloud, which allows users to reduce demand on physical servers by running virtual servers as if they were in the cloud, and Simple Storage Service allowing the services running locally to be extended to the cloud.
Implementing an infrastructure that uses the same interface can save the hassle and confusion of using hybrid products that have different management and maintenance tools.
With cloud adoption growing at an annual rate of 48% in Indonesia, data centers may benefit from hybrid environments, connecting on-premise infrastructure with cloud services.