Amazon Workspaces: Workspaces is a service on the Amazon Web Services cloud that is fully managed, and allows the client to provision virtual desktops based entirely in the cloud, and allows authorized users to access documents, programs, or any other resources that they may wish to access from any supported device, which could be Windows OS computers, macOS computers, Chromebooks, iPads, Android or iOS devices, Amazon Fire tablets, or even the Chrome browser.
This service can easily be accessed through the Amazon Web Services management console, allowing for quick and easy deployment of cloud desktops for a multitude of users. Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, secure cloud desktop service.
You can use Amazon Work-Spaces to provision either Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes and quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe. You can pay either monthly or hourly, just for the WorkSpace you launch, which helps you save money when compared to traditional desktops and on-premises VDI solutions.
Amazon WorkSpaces helps you eliminate the complexity in managing hardware inventory, OS versions and patches, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), which helps simplify your desktop delivery strategy. With Amazon WorkSpaces, your users get a fast, responsive desktop of their choice that they can access anywhere, anytime, from any supported device.
Amazon WorkSpaces Benefits
Keep Your Data Secure
Amazon WorkSpaces is developed with the Amazon Virtual Private Network (VPC) which provides each user encrypted storage volumes in the cloud that integrated with the AWS KMS (Key Management Service). The user’s data can’t be stored in the local device that helps to improve the security of the user’s data and reduces overall risks.
Simply Desktop Delivery
Amazon WorkSpace is used to remove administrative tasks associated with managing your desktop life cycle that includes deploying, maintaining, recycling desktops and provisioning. No need for complex virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) development.
Control your Desktop Resources
Amazon WorkSpace provides a quite range of CPU, memory and solid-state storage bundle configuration that dynamically modifies to right resources for your application. This reduces cost and no need to buy extra hardware.
Scale your Global Desktop Deployment
The Amazon WorkSpaces is available in 13 AWS Regions which provides access to cloud desktops. AWS console allows you to manage the global deployment of many workSpaces. Hence you can provision or de-provision desktops as per your WorkSpace change.
Amazon WorkSpace securely adds your existing directory that includes Microsoft Active Directory. You can also manage user access control via IP access control groups that make it easy to control and manage user access to their WorkSpace with the existing tools.
Desktops at multiple Devices
The users can access their Amazon workSpace from any devices like Windows or Mac computers, Chromebooks, Fire tablets, Android tablets and web browsers like chrome and Firefox.
Flexible Desktop OS Deployment
The Amazon WorkSpace provides windows 10 or Amazon Linux 2 desktop experience. You can bring your own Windows 10 desktops and run them on Amazon WorkSpace but you may get license compliant.