The announcement may be a tacit acknowledgement by AWS that enterprises will never fully abandon on-premises infrastructure to operate fully in a public cloud environment. "That's why they had to rekindle the VMware partnership".
The move by Amazon comes amid a steep market decline as November has seen the total cryptocurrency market cap shrink by $60 billion United States dollars.
These AWS Outposts will be an extension of a customer's Amazon VPC (in the closest AWS Region to each customer), and customers can seamlessly connect from their AWS Outposts to the rest of their applications in AWS or any other AWS service. Second, for customers who prefer the same exact APIs and control plane they're used to running in AWS's cloud, but on-premises, they can use the AWS native variant of AWS Outposts. She envisions combining an AWS Outposts with AWS Snowball deployments on edge machines in rural communities to improve the university's reach across Alberta. Furthermore, that it can scale to support thousands of applications, which in turn can support millions of transactions. By bringing the AWS Cloud on prem in conjuncture with VMware, AWS will sell its own hardware, install it for the customers and will even manage it. Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth learns from these annotations in real time and can automatically apply labels to much of the remaining dataset, reducing the need for human review. It delivers the entire VMware Software-Defined Data Centre (SDDC) - compute, storage, and networking infrastructure - to run on-premises. "You will be able to run Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Amazon Elastic Block Store on Outposts".
Analysts said the AWS/VMware services are a step in the right direction for customers blending public and private-cloud entities. In 2017, AWS collaborated with VMware to introduce VMware Cloud on AWS, giving the vast majority of companies who are virtualized on VMware the ability to use the same on-premises VMware tools that they had been using for years to manage their infrastructure on AWS. VMware also announced its new integrated offering - VMware Cloud Foundation for EC2.
AWS Control Tower, AWS Security Hub, and AWS Lake Formation extend this approach to a wider array of workloads and scenarios, giving customers abstracted services to help with provisioning and governance, monitoring security and compliance, and building and managing data lakes. "This allows you to easily analyze the network activity outside the network and gain insights into trends".
But autonomous racing vehicles are just the tip of a huge range of machine learning services that AWS has announced this week.
AWS is hoping developers interested in the field of machine learning and autonomous vehicles will begin experimenting with the DeepRacer, and in particular start using the device to train their own software to react more intuitive to the designated track that comes with the small auto.