Posted On: Jan 23, 2019

You can now run Amazon WorkSpaces in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, an isolated AWS Region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud for customers who have U.S. federal, state, and local government compliance requirements. With this launch, you can now use Amazon WorkSpaces cloud desktops to better meet data sovereignty requirements without the cost and complexity of building on-premises Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). You can quickly add or remove WorkSpaces to meet the need of your dynamic workforce and still provide a more responsive experience to end users. 

WorkSpaces are fully managed, secure cloud desktops you can provision for your users, providing them access to the documents, applications, and resources they need, anywhere, anytime, from any supported device. You can pay either monthly or hourly, just for the WorkSpaces you launch, which helps you save money when compared to traditional desktops and on-premises VDI solutions. 

With this launch, Amazon WorkSpaces is now available in 12 AWS Regions. For a list of regions where WorkSpaces is available, see the AWS Region Table. First time WorkSpaces customers can try the service for two calendar months at no cost, using the WorkSpaces Free Tier offering. To get started, follow the Quick Setup Guide.