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Traditional infrastructure is limiting the scale and competitiveness of telecommunication networks. Communications service providers (CSPs) are shifting towards a services model built on cloud-based infrastructure, which offers flexibility and agility for virtualized network functions (VNFs), and support for innovation, enabling technologies like 5G.
This kind of digital transformation puts new requirements on the IT infrastructure to cope with the changing business needs. Traditional operations saddled with legacy infrastructures do not provide the flexibility, elasticity and scale required to meet the demands of an evolving services portfolio that includes AI/ML, edge computing, and IOT technologies. Leading Telcos and CSPs are therefore looking to a modern architecture that uses a hybrid cloud approach to offer cloud services suited for regulated environments requiring strict data residency and security norms.
AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that brings native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to Telcos data center and co-location facilities allowing them to offer hybrid cloud services. Outposts is meant for workloads that require low latency access to on-premises systems, local data processing, data residency, data security, and migration of applications with local system interdependencies. Outposts allows Telcos and CSPs to standardize IT infrastructure across data centers and the cloud, while managing data to meet these stringent regulations, but at a modern, hybrid cloud level.
Cloudian HyperStore is validated as part of the AWS Outposts Service Ready Program. HyperStore storage appliances and software-defined storage provide AWS Outposts customers with an industry-leading solution for enterprise class, secure, S3-compatible storage. Deployed alongside AWS Outposts in your data center, HyperStore provides a proven storage option for creating services that satisfy critical requirements like data locality, residency, and security. The solution allows Telcos to seamlessly store, move, and protect any unstructured data across locations —all at up
to 70% less cost than traditional disk-based storage systems.
AWS Outposts with Cloudian HyperStore for Telecom Data Workloads
AWS Outposts brings cloud processing to your data center. Cloudian complements this by giving you storage capacity that can scale to exabytes. To expand, simply add nodes, either in one site or across multiple sites. Manage it all within a single namespace, from a single management console, and search metadata across all your sites with a single query. Integrated tools even let you create a data copy within Amazon S3 if desired.
With Outposts and Cloudian, applications and their data are all on-prem, behind the customer’s firewall, which helps meet data residency requirements for regulatory, contractual, or information security reasons. Cloudian’s software-defined storage or all-flash or HDD-based appliances deliver the fast, low-latency data access your applications require.
The solution is perfect for CSPs to create and offer cloud services to their customers. Outposts supports granular resource sharing across multiple accounts under the same AWS organization using AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM) while maintaining separation. On the storage side, Cloudian’s advanced identity and access management features allow system administrators to provision and manage groups and users, define specific classes of service, and configure billing and charge-back policies. This enables a fully multi-tenant deployment with Cloudian supporting multiple groups across the organization.
Extensive security features make it possible to deploy and operate the solution in a secure and cost-effective manner.
AWS Outposts rack is GxP compatible, PCI, SOC, ISMAP, IRAP, and FINMA compliant, and ISO, CSA STAR certified. Outposts rack is also FedRAMP granted authorization to AWS Outposts, excluding the hardware components of the service. This means customers and agencies can make a risk-based decision to use AWS Outposts hardware components or conduct a Type Accreditation to review the hardware components of AWS Outposts to process FedRAMP workloads.
Cloudian HyperStore is certified compliant with SEC Rule 17a-4(f), FINRA Rule 4511, and CFTC Rule 1.31(c)-(d). Available S3 Object Lock with root disable capability provides system level data immutability for compliance, governance, legal hold, or protection from ransomware. Other security capabilities include AES-256 server-side encryption for data at rest, SSL for data in transit (HTTPS), transparent key management, rolebased access controls (RBAC), audit trail logging, and secure shell with root disable.
AWS Outposts is fully managed and supported by AWS. Your Outposts rack is delivered, installed, monitored, patched, and updated by AWS. When your Outpost is installed and is visible in the AWS Management Console, AWS will monitor it as part of the public AWS Region and will automatically execute software upgrades and patches. If there is a need to perform physical maintenance, AWS will reach out to schedule a time to visit your site.
Cloudian HyperStore for Outposts is a fully managed offering available for purchase via AWS marketplace (only for AWS Outposts Servers), that includes hardware and software components and professional services. Regular health checks for the storage with Cloudian Support Engineers monitor your system’s status and provide you with updates on best practices. Customers can also use Cloudian HyperStore with Outposts rack and get the same functionality for larger scale systems. Please contact your Cloudian or AWS representative for more details.
With Outposts and Cloudian, you can reduce the time, resources, operational risk, and maintenance downtime required for managing Telco IT infrastructure.
Built for storage efficiency, Cloudian systems save up to 70% when compared with traditional enterprise storage. Choose HDD-based platforms for the industry’s lowest TCO. Or select Cloudian’s all-flash appliance for 3X better price/performance than competing flash-based systems.
A wide spectrum of Telcos and CSPs can benefit from the low-latency processing, simplified application development and deployment, reduced management burden, and modern security delivered by AWS Outposts + Cloudian HyperStore. AWS Outposts + Cloudian HyperStore enable Telcos to create modern cloud services and offer to host data in the place where it needs to stay for residency and compliance. Telcos can gain a competitive edge by creating efficient services that are revenue ready and the need of the hour for customers modernizing their IT.