Amazon AppStream 2.0
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Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, secure application streaming service that allows you to stream desktop applications from AWS to an HTML 5 compatible web browser, without rewriting them. Amazon AppStream 2.0 can provide users instant-on access to the applications they need, with a responsive, fluid user experience.

Users today want access to their applications from anywhere. To support this, organizations need to maintain multiple versions of their desktop applications, and take additional measures to secure applications and data. While browser-based applications solve device compatibility and security problems for IT, the reality is that organizations still have many traditional desktop applications that need to be supported. Organizations face a choice: either rewrite their applications to run natively in browsers, which is time consuming and expensive, or continue to maintain and support a complex catalog of desktop applications.  

Amazon AppStream 2.0 gives you the benefits of native browser applications without the need to rewrite them. With Amazon AppStream 2.0, you can easily import your existing desktop applications to AWS and start streaming them to a browser. You can maintain a single version of each of your apps, which makes application management easier. Your users always access the latest versions of their applications. Your applications run on AWS compute resources, and data is never stored on users’ devices, which means they always get a high-performance, secure experience.

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Introducing Amazon AppStream 2.0

Unlike traditional on-premises solutions for desktop application streaming, Amazon AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing, with no upfront investment and no infrastructure to maintain. You can scale instantly and globally, ensuring that your users always have the best possible experience.


Desktop Apps on Any Device

Run Desktop Applications in a Web Browser

With Amazon AppStream 2.0, your desktop applications can run securely in an HTML 5 compatible web browser on Windows and Linux PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks. You can import your productivity and graphics applications without rewriting them, maintain a single version for all your users, and provide easy access to your users from anywhere.

Instant-On Access

Instant-On Access

Amazon AppStream 2.0 can provide users instant-on access to their desktop applications in a browser on the desktop device of their choice. There are no delays, no large files to download, and no time-consuming installations. Users get a responsive, fluid experience that is indistinguishable from natively installed apps.

Secure Apps and Data

Secure Applications and Data

With Amazon AppStream 2.0, applications and data remain on AWS – only encrypted pixels are streamed to end users. Applications run on a streaming instance dedicated to each user so that compute resources are not shared. Applications can run inside your own VPC, and you can use Amazon VPC security features to control access. This allows you to isolate your applications and deliver them in a secure way.

Works With Your IT

Easily integrate with your IT Environment

Amazon AppStream 2.0 can integrate with your existing AWS services, and your on-premises environments. By running applications inside your VPCs, your users can access data and other resources that you’re running on AWS, reducing the movement of data between AWS and your location and providing a faster user experience. Amazon AppStream 2.0 supports identity federation, which allows your users to access their applications using their existing credentials. You can also allow authenticated access to your IT resources from applications running on Amazon AppStream 2.0.

Fully Managed Service

Fully Managed Service

With Amazon AppStream 2.0, you don’t need to plan, deploy, manage, or upgrade any application streaming infrastructure. Amazon AppStream 2.0 manages the AWS resources required to host and run your applications, scales automatically, and provides access to your end users on-demand.

Global Instant Scale

Consistent, Scalable Performance

Amazon AppStream 2.0 runs on AWS with access to compute capabilities not available on local devices, which means that your applications run with consistently high performance. You can instantly scale locally and globally, and ensure that your users always get a low-latency experience. Unlike on-premises solutions, you can quickly deploy your applications to a new AWS region that is closest to your users, and start streaming with no incremental capital investment.

Amazon AppStream 2.0 allows you to run desktop applications as SaaS apps, streamed securely to a user's web browser. Application streaming offers benefits to businesses and public sector organizations, software developers, and design and engineering applications.


Organizations of all sizes can use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deliver Windows desktop applications securely to a browser. Users get instant-on access to their applications anytime they need. Amazon AppStream 2.0 makes it possible to secure applications and data in one central location, simplify application management, and keep applications and data in close proximity for a low-latency end-user experience. Finally, Amazon AppStream 2.0 saves organizations money by reducing the need for expensive PCs and workstations, offering on-demand, pay-as-you-go pricing, and the ability to scale globally without additional upfront investment.

Software Vendors

Software developers can use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deliver their graphics applications as SaaS applications from AWS without rewriting them. With SaaS applications, software vendors can switch to selling and managing software subscriptions, and build integrated SaaS solutions for customers. By using AppStream 2.0, software developers can streamline engineering efforts, build a single version of their applications that run in a browser, and always ensure their customers are using the latest versions of their applications. AppStream 2.0 can also be used to run a rich and cost-effective software trial program, increasing the potential for conversion. Because of its global scale, software vendors can use AppStream 2.0 to reach customers everywhere.

Design and Engineering

Design and engineering applications are typically resource intensive, require GPU acceleration, and often work with large data sets which reside in the cloud. Amazon AppStream 2.0 allows professionals, engineers, designers, and scientists to run their 3D graphics applications alongside these datasets, performing pre and post visualization work directly from AWS. This eliminates the need to move large sets of data between AWS and on-premises locations, offering a faster end user experience because your applications stay close to your data. You can also run these applications on low-cost hardware, from anywhere, saving money and freeing users from expensive workstations.

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When you're ready to start using Amazon AppStream 2.0, log in to the AWS Management Console and follow the steps outlined in the Getting Started guide to deploy your first application to Amazon AppStream 2.0 in just a few clicks.

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