Amazon AppStream 2.0

Securely deliver desktop applications to any computer

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service. You centrally manage your desktop applications on AppStream 2.0 and securely deliver them to a browser on any computer. You can easily scale to any number of users across the globe without acquiring, provisioning, and operating hardware or infrastructure. AppStream 2.0 is built on AWS, so you benefit from a data center and network architecture designed for the most security-sensitive organizations. Each user has a fluid and responsive experience with your applications, including GPU-intensive 3D design and engineering ones, because your applications run on virtual machines (VMs) optimized for specific use cases and each streaming session automatically adjusts to network conditions.

Enterprises can use AppStream 2.0 to simplify application delivery and complete their migration to the cloud. Educational institutions can provide every student access to the applications they need for class on any computer. Software vendors can use AppStream 2.0 to deliver trials, demos, and training for their applications with no downloads or installations. They can also develop a full software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution without rewriting their application.

Benefits

Deliver desktop applications to any computer

Users can access the desktop applications they need through a browser at any time. AppStream 2.0 streams your applications from AWS to any computer, including Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs.

Scale without infrastructure

AppStream 2.0 is fully managed on AWS and globally available with pay-as-you-go pricing. You can easily scale your application streaming to any number of users across the globe without acquiring, provisioning, and operating hardware or infrastructure.

Secure applications and data

Applications and data are not stored on users' computers. Your applications are streamed as encrypted pixels and access data secured within your network. AppStream 2.0 runs on AWS, so you benefit from a data center and network architecture built for the most security-sensitive organizations.

Provide a fluid and responsive user experience

Each user's applications are highly responsive because they run on VMs optimized for their use cases. The NICE DCV protocol automatically adjusts each streaming session to network conditions for a fluid user experience.

Centrally manage applications

Each user accesses the same version of your applications. You centrally manage your applications on AppStream 2.0 and can stop managing installations and updates on each user's computer.   

Integrate with your IT

AppStream 2.0 connects to your Active Directory, network, cloud storage, and file shares. Users access applications using their existing credentials and your existing security policies manage access. Extensive APIs integrate AppStream 2.0 with your IT solutions.

How it works

How AppStream 2.0 works

Customer references

SOLIDWORKS

Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation develops 3D CAD design software, analysis software, and product data management software. DS SolidWorks uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deliver trials of their flagship software - SOLIDWORKS 2018 CAD Premium, through MySolidWorks.com.

"Appstream 2.0 helps our prospects start their SOLIDWORKS trials in seconds through their browser with no downloads or installation on their local computer. Because AppStream 2.0 provides GPU optimized instances, our users have an experience indistinguishable from their local graphics workstation. This reduces the time it takes for users to complete trials of the latest version of SOLIDWORKS, in some cases from weeks to hours."

– Suchit Jain, VP Strategy & Business Development, SOLIDWORKS

Siemens

Siemens uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to provide virtual test drives, demo environments, and deliver training of its CAD software application, NX software. Siemens' NX is a powerful CAD software application that helps design and manufacturing customers deliver better products faster and more efficiently.

“AppStream 2.0 enables us to instantly deliver Siemens’ NX for virtual test drives, software testing, and training. Previously, many hours were being spent on software installation and system setup for these activities. AppStream 2.0 solved this problem. With AppStream 2.0, we can deploy the latest version of NX and provide customers instant access to the application through their browser with no downloads, installs, or configuration required. And, the performance for our customers is indistinguishable from a powerful mobile workstation. We can now scale on-demand to any number of users we want to support. This makes it easier to help our customers get the benefits of the latest version of NX with reduced IT overhead.”

– George L. Rendell, Senior Director, NX Design, Siemens PLM Software

MathWorks

MathWorks uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 for hands-on MATLAB Deep Learning workshops with customers. MATLAB is a programming environment used by millions of engineers and scientists for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation.

“AppStream 2.0 enables us to instantly deliver MATLAB to our workshop participants. Before using AppStream 2.0, customers had to manage unique software installations on different computers for every workshop. It could take up to 3 days to get everything ready.
Now customers don't have to install or configure anything for a workshop. They simply open a browser on their computer and instantly get started. With AppStream 2.0, we can scale on-demand for any number of customers. AppStream 2.0 reduced the time it took to deploy our workshops by 75%.”

– Roy Lurie, VP of Engineering, MATLAB Products, MathWorks

DiSTI

DiSTI uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deliver virtual maintenance training solutions powered by the VE Studio platform to Global 500 companies and national defense organizations around the world. Catering to aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and medical industry cases, the use of AppStream 2.0 has been transformational to clients’ while opening their eyes on how to deliver immersive virtual training to remote markets efficiently and economically. One client calculated over a 66% decrease in training delivery cost from a single course; reducing a traditional 3-day instructor-led technical certification course to 9 hours, while also improving student engagement and efficacy.

"AppStream 2.0 gives our customers an alternative to locally installed applications and training solutions. We needed a solution that delivered a user experience indistinguishable from a powerful desktop or laptop. We had two requirements – to use our existing applications and solutions without rewriting them and to have the ability to centrally manage the experience for a wide variety of global partners and customers. AppStream 2.0 gives our customers the power to remotely run graphically intense virtual training solutions, while efficiently managing content delivery.
 
Additionally, our sales and engineering teams can now leverage AppStream 2.0 to demonstrate our products and services to prospective buyers – all through an internet browser. With AppStream 2.0, we can show customers how they can reach their students in markets where traditional presentations or classroom delivery is either costly to setup or travel costs are prohibitive. On-site demonstrations used to take days, now we are able to deliver them remotely from our offices, without travel, in a matter of hours. What's not to like?”

– Joe Swinski, President, DiSTI Corporation

AVEVA

AVEVA uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deliver instant access to AVEVA Everything3D (E3D) in its on-demand self-training platform, AVEVA Experience anytime and anywhere. E3D is a graphics-intensive, 3D engineering design application used around the world for capital projects such as offshore oil facilities and power plants.


“We needed a way for our customers to train new users, retain their essential skills, and learn new skills with E3D. With 4,000+ customers across the globe, we had to standardize our training experience, and ensure it could be securely delivered to any engineer. We knew the cloud was the best way to deliver this, and with AppStream 2.0 we can configure a single instance of E3D and deliver it to any number of engineers training with AVEVA Experience anywhere in the world. Because AppStream 2.0 runs inside their browser, customers don't need to worry about configuring and securing their computers or network. They can immediately start learning E3D with a responsive, fluid experience that is indistinguishable from a native installation on a workstation.”

Patrick Pando, VP Cloud Sales, AVEVA

EVARI

Evari GIS Consulting Inc. (Evari) was founded with the purpose of bringing value to clients through high-quality implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related technologies. Evari leverages the Esri Technology Stack (ArcGIS) and AWS to provide innovative solutions for a broad range of municipal planning, biology, traffic, street lighting, stormwater, utilities, AEC and asset management projects. Evari uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deliver ArcGIS Pro to a browser on any computer, so their employees can work from anywhere.

“At Evari GIS, we are cloud natives. Since our founding in 2009, Evari GIS has run on AWS. We are confident our commitment to the cloud will continue to be a competitive advantage in the coming years. The GIS market is rapidly evolving with many customers moving to GPU-intensive applications, such as ArcGIS Pro. AppStream 2.0 enabled us to access ArcGIS Pro through any browser on any computer. Our team of consultants simply open a browser and start working. AppStream 2.0 lets us work with customers using ArcGIS Pro from anywhere, and costs at least 70% less than upgrading our current solution. AppStream 2.0 helped us leverage all the advantages of running GIS in the cloud without compromising on price or access to the newest software.”

– Ari Isaak GISP, Founder and CEO, Evari GIS Consulting, Inc.

BiZZdesign

BiZZdesign uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deliver Enterprise Studio, the collaborative business change platform which provides indispensable insights into strategic business initiatives. Enterprise Studio allows its users to manage complexity, understand impact of change, enable transformations, and drive simplicity.

“Enterprise Studio is a Windows based desktop application that is the result of over 20 years of development. BiZZdesign strives to drive simplicity and we want our customers to easily access Enterprise Studio. To achieve this, we knew that we needed to move to the cloud and remove the need for customers to install applications on their desktops. With AppStream 2.0, we have the full functionality of our feature-rich desktop application globally available as an on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution in any HTML 5 browser. Now, we can deploy our software for a new customer anywhere in the world in a few minutes, while saving money and time for us and our customers. Using AppStream 2.0 reduced deployment cost by 92%."

– Emiel Schuurman, VP Engineering, BiZZdesign

Multiview

Multiview provides powerful, easy-to-use financial applications to enterprises of any size for accounting and financial planning. Using Amazon AppStream 2.0, Multiview developed a robust software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering for their customers. AppStream 2.0 enabled Multiview to pivot their business to a cloud-first model without rewriting their application for the web.

“Many of our customers asked for a SaaS offering for our desktop application. While we could have rewritten our application as a web app, it would have cost millions of dollars and years of development. Instead, we simply deployed our application using AppStream 2.0 without rewriting any code. Now, we can instantly deliver our applications to any customer on the computer of their choice with a responsive and fluid experience.”

– Jamil El Ghazal, Director, Technology Services, Multiview Corporation

Compuware

Compuware uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deliver Topaz on AWS as the industry's first cloud access to modern mainframe development with a comprehensive suite of mainframe development and testing tools designed to help developers, regardless of experience, understand and work on any program, no matter how old or complex, so companies can easily maintain and innovate with their mainframe investments.

"Topaz makes mainframe development easier for developers by providing a customized IDE, however an individual on-premises enterprise desktop deployment model for Topaz can be time-consuming when customers have hundreds of developers. AppStream 2.0 eliminates this problem. With AppStream 2.0, administrators can configure a single instance of Topaz on AWS and deliver it to any number of developers. By using AppStream 2.0, we reduced the time it took for our customers to deploy Topaz from weeks to minutes.”  

– Chris O’Malley, CEO of Compuware

ROK

ROK Technologies provides organizations over 75 years of combined experience with geo spatial information, including location analytics, support, cloud management, cloud infrastructure and ArcGIS for server hosting. With Amazon AppStream 2.0 and AWS, ROK migrates customers' entire geographic information system (GIS) workflows to the cloud.

“Over the last 10 years, GIS technology evolved from simple desktop apps to powerful GPU based applications with 3D rendering. Today many customers are moving their infrastructure to the cloud, but still run applications like ArcGIS Pro on local computers. This creates two problems for them. First, our customers are mobile and need to work from anywhere. But with GPU based applications becoming the norm, they need to purchase, manage, and operate powerful desktop workstations that aren't mobile. Second, they're spend increasing amounts of time moving 3D GIS data to and from their workstations and the cloud.
AppStream 2.0 solves both of these problems. AppStream 2.0 lets our customers work without workstations. They simply manage their applications on AppStream 2.0 and stream them to a browser on their laptop. Also, AppStream 2.0 helps accelerate our customers' GIS workflows. Because AppStream 2.0 runs on AWS, it provides a direct connection to our customers GIS data and infrastructure in cloud.”

– Jason Harris, CTO, ROK Technologies

Vanguard

Vanguard is one of the world's largest investment companies, offering a large selection of low-cost mutual funds, ETFs, advice, and related services. Vanguard uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deploy a secure sandbox system that allows internal users to experiment with AWS and software in a safe, isolated environment.

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Partners

SynchroNet

Enterprises and partners both look to SynchroNet to provide leading-edge technology solutions with a high level of care. We align people, organizations, and partners with the right technology; leveraging our Amazon Web Services End User Computing focus to deliver results. We provide the leadership, experience, collaboration, and validated processes vital to your success.

COREXPERT

Corexpert is a cloud-native company with 12 years of experience. AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and Value Added Reseller. The company joined TeamWork Group (in 2017) and deploy AWS competency in all of its 15 locations world-wide. With a strong expertise on SAP workloads, Big-Data, Web stacks and massive migration to AWS, Corexpert and TeamWork can deliver globally.

REAN Cloud

REAN Cloud is a global Systems Integrator (SI), Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN). REAN Cloud offers end-to-end enterprise IT solutions and patent-pending solutions for hyperscale integrated infrastructure (IaaS) and platform (PaaS) service providers and capable of supporting the entire cloud services lifecycle. Backed by extensive security DNA, deep compliance expertise, and broad big data and analytics experience, REAN Cloud specializes in helping enterprise customers operating in highly regulated environments – Financial Services, Healthcare/Life Sciences, Education and the Public Sector – maximize their cloud investments by automating and accelerating key processes so they can fully leverage the benefits of the cloud.

Keytree

Keytree is a leading SAP technology company specializing in innovative design and delivery. We build and deploy flexible solutions for companies who run SAP. We create powerful applications that deliver outstanding results, helping to make our clients both more efficient and effective.

AHEAD

No matter where you are on the cloud adoption journey, we find the opportunities that enable IT to better enable the business. We offer guidance that is based on our expertise designing, deploying and managing large-scale cloud environments. From strategy to implementation, clients turn to AHEAD for tailored solutions that reflect their readiness to realize the benefits of transformation.

Use cases

3D design and engineering

Running 3D design and engineering applications on AppStream 2.0 lets users work without workstations and accelerates engineering workflows. Learn more »

Software vendors

AppStream 2.0 delivers trials, demos, and training of your applications with no downloads or installations. You can also develop a full software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering without rewriting your application. Learn more »

Siemens
"With AppStream 2.0, we can deploy the latest version of NX and provide customers instant access to the application through their browser with no downloads, installs, or configuration required. And, the performance for our customers is indistinguishable from a powerful mobile workstation."

– George L. Rendell, Senior Director, NX Design

SOLIDWORKS
"Appstream 2.0 helps our prospects start their SOLIDWORKS trials in seconds through their browser with no downloads or installation on their local computer. This reduces the time it takes for users to complete trials of the latest version of SOLIDWORKS, in some cases from weeks to hours."

– Suchit Jain, VP Strategy & Business Development

Enterprises

AppStream 2.0 simplifies application delivery by securely running your desktop applications in the cloud and delivering the same version of each application to your users. Learn more »

Education

AppStream 2.0 lets students access the applications they need on any computer, whether they're in the classroom, the library, a cafe, or at home. Learn more »

COREXPERT
"We maintain a single version of SAP GUI on AppStream 2.0, and the entire team can access it through any computer. We don't need to worry about application deployment, or managing VPN connections to our SAP environment."

– Alexis Dagues, CEO

Fife

By using Amazon AppStream 2.0, Fife Public School's students can access the applications they need for class on any computer, and no longer rely on computer labs. 

 

Blog posts

Visit the Desktop and Application Streaming Blog to learn about unique use cases, best practices, technical deep dives, and new feature launches.

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31 JUL 2018
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04 JUN 2018
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18 MAY 2018

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