Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently announced the availability of an AWS Modular Data Center for the US Department of Defense Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability.
The AWS MDC is a cutting-edge technology offering that allows government entities to access AWS Outposts technology. It provides US Department of Defence (DoD) customers to deploy computational and storage capabilities to support large-scale workloads in Disconnected, Disrupted, Intermittent, or Limited (DDIL) environments with the goal of low-latency data management.
Liz Martin, Director of Defense at AWS, stated that with AWS Modular Data Center, they could convert data centers from fixed infrastructure, which is challenging to build and manage in remote environments, to a comprehensive service, which is simple to use, cost-effective and can respond to large scale compute and storage needs whenever there is a demand.
AWS MDC has two primary configurations: AWS MDC with Outposts racks and AWS Snow Family devices. AWS MDC with Outpost racks is best for reliable connectivity locations, while AWS Snow Family devices are designed for DDIL environments.