AWS vs OpenStack for MSX Installations
The MSX solution is tested to operate in environments residing on AWS (for MSX as a Service) and OpenStack (for on-premise) cloud computing platforms. FedRAMP deployments will run in a FedRAMP-specific AWS environment that has a subset of approved services that address government-specific needs.
At a high level, the installation process for AWS, as opposed to OpenStack, only differs at the initial stages up to and including the execution of the isolated.yml script. From that point on, once the infrastructure is laid down and containers are running on Docker and orchestrated by Kubernetes, there are few differences in how MSX is installed or operates. Functionality in AWS will be handled by services that differ from those of OpenStack, but those operations should be invisible to administrators and users.