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Requirements for AWS Outposts

Review the requirements for AWS Outposts.

Access Node Placement

  • Protection of your AWS Outposts requires Commvault access nodes.
  • Protection of EC2 and RDS instances via snapshot requires access nodes within the AWS region (public cloud) for optimal performance.
  • Protection of RDS instances (dump/export) and EKS instances requires at least one access node located within the Outposts.

Cloud Library Placement

  • All AWS Outposts-hosted EBS and RDS snapshots will be stored within the AWS region, per AWS Outposts.
  • Commvault cloud libraries (S3) can be located within the AWS region or AWS Outposts.

Available Countries

You can deploy Commvault in all countries supported by AWS Outposts. For more information about the countries supported by AWS Outposts, go to AWS Outposts FAQs on the AWS Outposts documentation site.

Currently, Commvault supports the following AWS Outposts countries:

  • North America: US, Canada, Mexico
  • EMEA: All EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Israel, South Africa
  • APAC: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India
  • South America: Brazil

Available Regions

You can deploy Commvault in all regions supported by AWS Outposts. For more information about the regions supported by AWS Outposts, go to AWS Outposts FAQs on the AWS Outposts documentation site.

Currently, Commvault supports the following AWS Outposts regions:

  • US East (Ohio) , us-east-2
  • US East (N. Virginia), us-east-1
  • US West (N. California), us-west-1
  • US West (Oregon), us-west-2
  • Canada (Central), ca-central-1
  • South America (São Paulo), sa-east-1
  • EU (Frankfurt), eu-central-1
  • EU (Ireland), eu-west-1
  • EU (Stockholm), eu-north-1
  • EU (Paris), eu-west-3
  • EU (London), eu-west-2
  • EU (Milan), eu-south-1
  • Middle East (Bahrain), me-south-1
  • Africa (Cape Town), af-south-1
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney), ap-southeast-2
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo), ap-northeast-1
  • Asia Pacific (Seoul), ap-northeast-2
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore), ap-southest-1
  • Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), ap-east-1
  • Asia Pacific (Mumbai), ap-south-1
  • AWS GovCloud (US-West), us-gov-west-1
  • AWS GovCloud (US-East), us-gov-east-1

Considerations

  • AWS Outposts does not currently provide Amazon S3 storage. All EBS snapshots are stored in the region. For more information, go to AWS Outposts FAQs on the AWS Outposts documentation site.
    • EBS-based snapshot protection of EC2 and RDS instances must occur within the AWS region for optimal read throughput from EBS snapshots.
  • AWS Outposts does not currently provide io1 EBS volumes (used by Commvault backup copy optimizations). Therefore, volumes created during the backup copy operation will be GP2, if the Commvault access node is hosted on AWS Outposts.
    • Commvault recommends that EBS and RDS backups utilize EBS direct read enhancements, and the backups occur within the region for optimal transfers from EBS snapshots.
    • Backup copy throughput from EBS snapshots n AWS Outposts will be lower than speeds achieved within the AWS region.
  • Data residency:
    • AWS Outposts does not currently provide Amazon S3 storage. Therefore, the Commvault cloud libraries will reside in the AWS region.
    • If localized backup copies are required (within AWS Outposts), the EBS volumes can be provisioned as a Commvault disk library.
    • Commvault backup plans ensure your data residency requirements by writing the backup data only to where you require it (with or without encryption).
    • Commvault can be directed to write to local storage devices outside your AWS Outposts via an Amazon Local Gateway (LGW), if required.
    • Commvault supports a broad array of backup destinations from cloud/object storage, HyperScale storage, Disk Storage, and tape.

Limitation

Amazon EKS support is currently under validation within Amazon Outposts labs for full compatibility with Amazon CSI driver. Protection of Amazon EKS instances with attached EBS volumes is currently not supported.

Last modified: 12/3/2020 1:53:30 PM