Posted On: Oct 1, 2015
Amazon WorkSpaces has added three new features to improve cost, accessibility, and security of your data:
Bring Your Own Windows 7 Licenses: You can now bring your existing Windows 7 Desktop Licenses to Amazon WorkSpaces and run the Windows 7 Desktop OS on hardware that is physically dedicated to you. Eligible organizations will be entitled to a discount of $4 per WorkSpace per month, for a savings of up to 16%. To learn more about this new licensing option and eligibility requirements, please see the Amazon WorkSpaces FAQ.
Chromebooks Support: In addition to Windows and Mac computers, iPads, Kindle Fire tablets, and Android tablets, users can now access their WorkSpace from Google Chromebooks. These “thin-client” laptops are simple to manage and designed for Internet users, making them a great match for Amazon WorkSpaces.
Encryption: Amazon WorkSpaces now integrates with the AWS Key Management Service (KMS) to provide you the ability to encrypt the Amazon WorkSpaces storage volumes for protecting data both at-rest and in-flight. You simply enable encryption as part of the Amazon WorkSpaces configuration process in the AWS Management Console.