AWS Outpost Server, the 1U and 2U form factor capability announced by AWS at Re:Invent at the end of 2021, is imminently available from Continent 8 (C8) globally.

In this post Justin Cosnett provides an overview of the C8 service and capability to support our customers in using AWS Outpost Servers to deploy an AWS service capability into any of C8’s 80+ (and growing) locations.

AWS Outpost for Real Money Gaming (iGaming)

As per our most recent AWS press release – C8 has been rapidly enhancing its multi-cloud portfolio through its partnership with AWS.  This culminated in achieving Advanced Tier partner status in December 2021 and enables C8 to be a Solution Partner provider with core competencies to support our customers in Real Money Gaming (iGaming) wishing to utilise AWS services in the highly regulated and specialist environment.

In attaining this partnership level, C8 has successfully supported the order and deployment of over 40 AWS Outpost Racks, in 8 states and connecting over 100Gbps via Direct Connect to AWS Regions, demonstrating significant customer success and referenceability.

As shown in our reference case studies for Fanduel and Esports Entertainment group – C8 has been able to provide managed connectivity and network edge for AWS Outpost Racks.

AWS Outpost Server (1U and 2U Form Factor)

Enabling a range of AWS Services to customers via 1U and 2U form factor Servers, AWS creates an Outpost Family which now brings a smaller footprint into an existing co-located environment in a standard industry colocation Rack:

This low footprint entry allows customers to deploy into existing or new environments separate network infrastructure to achieve interconnectivity and scale and resilience.  This is because each Server is a standalone node, with no clustering capability currently or shared storage.

C8’s AWS Outpost Server package – all in one solution

Similar to an AWS Outpost Rack, the Outpost Server is expected to be deployed with an existing or full local area network infrastructure environment.  With Real Money Gaming (iGaming) – C8 has been able to enable “greenfield” deployment of AWS Outposts for customers with no existing infrastructure through network edge cloud capabilities.

C8 is continuing and indeed expanding this with a simple package for customers to deploy AWS Outpost Servers into a C8 location in a “pay for what you use” fashion, with inclusive:

  1. Server Installation and AWS enablement configuration
  2. Co-Location and Power starting at a minimum 1U
  3. Network Edge functions with customer portal for managing:
    1. Firewalling
    2. Load Balancing
    3. Routing and Switching
  4. Managed Connectivity:
    1. Internet Connection including DDoS protection
    2. AWS Direct Connect private connection to AZ
    3. C8 iGaming Exchange access with premium portal analytics

C8 is packaging this as a simple monthly recurring fee, with connectivity by default all charged at a single rate on usage depending upon location, and the ability to add more Servers at a simple fee per U.

With an option for further MPLS onward connectivity to other remote installations or implementations of infrastructure – as demonstrated in the overview diagram, C8 is able to deliver this simple package and network edge capability by utilising a Network Edge cloud using VMWare NSX-T, and can even provide a managed option for customers who either lack or do not want to perform network administrative functions.

Along with a Network Edge cloud, C8 can leverage an existing co-location footprint to consolidate and multi-tenant customers into a secured Rack, which C8 monitors and manages to ensure full industry best practice environment delivery.

Further posts and articles on C8’s growing AWS and multi-cloud capability, and more details on our iGaming (Real Money Gaming) exchange will be announced in the near future.

Our Solution Architects will be happy to discuss any potential AWS Outpost Rack or Server requirements with customers via your Account Director.

Continent 8 continúa expandiendo su presencia en el mercado latinoamericano con la apertura de un Datacenter en Puerto Rico.

Continent 8 ahora ofrece su conjunto completo de servicios con base en Puerto Rico. Diversas rutas geográficas altamente seguras de Continente 8 conectan las instalaciones de Puerto Rico con la columna vertebral global de la compañía para transmitir datos entre más de 80 ubicaciones en cuatro continentes.

El Datacenter y punto de presencia (PoP) estratégico en Puerto Rico se suma al Datacenter y PoP en Bogotá, Colombia, que incluye una solución de nube pública. Asimismo, el lanzamiento de los servicios en Perú está programado para el segundo trimestre del año, ampliando aún más la presencia y capacidad operativa de la compañía.

Gabriel Szlaifsztein, Gerente General para América Latina de Continent 8 Technologies, dijo: “El mercado latinoamericano se está abriendo a paso acelerado y en Puerto Rico tenemos una jurisdicción que ofrece un gran potencial para operadores y proveedores.

“El lanzamiento de nuestros servicios en Puerto Rico se alinea con los esfuerzos para ser los primeros en comercializar en las regiones clave a las que apuntan nuestros clientes y también con nuestra creencia de que América Latina se convertirá en uno de los mercados de juego en línea más importantes del mundo”.

En noviembre, la Comisión de Juegos de Azar de Puerto Rico comenzó a aceptar solicitudes de operadores que querían asegurar una licencia de apuestas deportivas en línea en el mercado, que se estima generará más de $18 millones en su primer año.

Para obtener más información sobre los productos y servicios de clase mundial de Continent 8, comuníquese con el Sr. Gabriel Szlaifsztein, Gerente General,

ISP continues to ensure that its partners in the LatAm market can access its full suite of products and services via a new data centre and point of presence in Puerto Rico

Continent 8 Technologies, the leading provider of global managed hosting, connectivity and security solutions to the online gaming industry, continues to expand its presence in the fast-growing Latin American market with the opening of a data centre in Puerto Rico.

Continent 8 is now offering its full suite of services based out of Puerto Rico. Diverse geographical routes into Continent 8’s private and highly secure location connects the Puerto Rico facility to the company’s global backbone of more than 80 locations across four continents.

The data centre and strategic point of presence (PoP) in Puerto Rico adds to the company’s data centre and PoP in Bogota, Colombia, which includes a public cloud solution. Services in Peru are set for launch in the second quarter of the year, expanding the company’s footprint even further.

Gabriel Szlaifsztein, General Manager for Latin America at Continent 8 Technologies, said:

“The LatAm market is opening up at pace and in Puerto Rico we have a jurisdiction that offers a great deal of potential for operators and suppliers. The launch of our services in Puerto Rico aligns with efforts to be first to market in the key regions being targeted by our customers and also in our belief that Latin America will become one of the most significant online gambling markets in the world.”

Back in November, the Puerto Rico Gaming Commission started to accept applications from operators wanting to secure an online sports betting licence in the market, which is estimated to generate upwards of $18million in its first full year.

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