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AWS Build Patterns

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How are AWS build patterns evolving and how will it reach the edge?



Hyperscale cloud continues to be a massive opportunity for data centre operators, particularly in the wholesale space. But AWS, not surprisingly is a bit of a different animal. It has shown an increased proclivity to self-build and taken a much more selective and deliberate approach to setting up its cloud infrastructure regions. A quick look at the hyperscale cloud maps – at least between AWS, Azure and Google – and it is apparent that AWS is easily the most centralized platform. But that is not to say it does not have a plan for the edge. It clearly does and this is shifting the demand profile for AWS when it comes to data centre colocation. This report takes a closer look at the shifts underway with Amazon’s infrastructure build strategies and patterns. AWS is being creative in certain geographies and prioritizing renewable energy resources and strategic connectivity points. It is committed to only doing things at scale and will exploit the flexibility of the Outposts appliances – mini AWS clouds if you will – to dot the map and reach end users and serve workload functions that increasingly require localized, if not highly proximate infrastructure. This report is an excellent resource for both data centre operators, investors and lenders that are keen to understand the secretive infrastructure consumption patterns of AWS.

Executive Summary

Compute infrastructure continues to build out on a global basis as outsourced and remotely managed infrastructure moves inexorably to becoming the default way of doing things. The primary driver of this build out has been hyperscale cloud. Hyperscale is moving into new regions of the world and establishing multiple locations in mature markets. While this shows no signs of slowing down, decentralization is already starting to happen as the edge moves from concept to reality. Compute infrastructure is being built in smaller increments and not just moving into far flung locations, but deploying in different deployment models. All this has increased the importance of connectivity and interconnection platforms, while widening the ecosystem to include new pieces such as wireless. This report looks at the infrastructure build patterns that are taking shape in this rapidly changing landscape. How is hyperscale building around the world? How is compute getting to the edge? What form factors is compute being deployed in and how is all this impacting the build and expansions strategies of data centre operators and infrastructure service providers?