04/12/2019 – Version 1, a Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), today announced its intention and capabilities to support AWS Outposts. The London and Dublin Headquartered IT service provider has been approved to deliver positive customer outcomes at scale through re-architecting complex workloads to run on AWS operations.

AWS Outposts features fully managed and configurable compute and storage racks built with AWS-designed hardware that allow customers to run compute and storage on-premises, while seamlessly connecting to AWS’s broad array of services in the cloud. There are AWS customers today that have certain workloads that will likely need to remain on-premises for several years, such as applications that are latency-sensitive and need to be in close proximity to on-premises assets.

Customers with these requirements wish to run AWS compute and storage on-premises, and also easily and seamlessly integrate these on-premises workloads with the rest of their applications in the cloud. Until now, customers lacked the same APIs, the same tools, the same hardware, and the same functionality across on-premises and the cloud to deliver a truly consistent hybrid experience.

AWS Outposts solves these challenges by delivering racks of AWS compute and storage—the same hardware used in AWS public region datacenters—to bring AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models on-premises. As an AWS Outposts Partner, Version 1 is able to help AWS customers overcome challenges that exist due to managing and supporting infrastructures both on-premises and cloud environments and deliver positive outcomes at scale.

Version 1 CEO Tom O’Connor said:

I am delighted that Version 1 has been named an AWS Outposts Partner. It recognises the great work of our Enterprise Cloud division which consists of teams of specialists based across the UK and Ireland who are focused on helping our customers to transform their most complex enterprise applications both on-premises and in the cloud. We are excited about the new customer possibilities of a consistent hybrid experience on AWS,”

O’ Connor added in reference to this new offering:

We recognise the unique use cases our customers have and we look forward to guiding customers on which parts of their IT estates might be suitable to transform, migrate, and run in the cloud and which should stay on-premises benefiting from the consistent infrastructure offered with AWS Outposts.

About Version 1

Version 1’s mission is to make a real difference to its customer’s businesses, delivering transformation and innovation both in Cloud, and on-premises. A Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), Version 1 specialises in the migration, optimisation, and running of complex enterprise workloads in the cloud. Version 1 consultants work closely with AWS to help its customers adopt cloud and achieve Digital Transformation objectives. With a policy of continuous investment in technology solutions that benefit its customers, and competency in Oracle Migrations, Version 1 is committed to skills accreditation and training for its consultants and has been recognized with the 50+ certified badge. This serves to give customers assurance of optimal best practice cloud and on-premise implementations as their technology partner of choice.