Resilience in AWS Outposts - AWS Outposts

Resilience in AWS Outposts

AWS Outposts is designed to be highly available. Outpost racks are designed with redundant power and networking equipment. For additional resilience, we recommend that you provide dual power sources and redundant network connectivity for your Outpost.

For high availability, you can provision additional built-in, and always active capacity on the Outpost. Outpost capacity configurations are designed to operate in production environments, and support N+1 instances for each instance family when you provision the capacity to do so. AWS recommends that you allocate sufficient additional capacity for your mission-critical applications to enable recovery and failover in the case of any underlying host issue. You can use the Amazon CloudWatch capacity availability metrics and set alarms to monitor the health of your applications, create CloudWatch actions to configure automatic recovery options, and monitor capacity utilization of your Outpost over time.

When you create an Outpost, you select an Availability Zone from an AWS Region. This Availability Zone supports control plane operations such as responding to API calls, monitoring the Outpost, and updating the Outpost. To benefit from the resiliency provided by AWS Availability Zones, you can deploy applications on multiple Outposts, each attached to a different Availability Zone. This enables you to build additional application resilience and avoid a dependence on a single Availability Zone. For more information about AWS Regions and Availability Zones, see AWS Global Infrastructure.