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.
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
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 »
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 »
"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
"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
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 »
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 »
"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
With AppStream 2.0, Cornell University delivers advanced 3D tools such as AutoDesk AutoCAD and Inventor to students and faculty to support their course work, teaching, and research. Their users are no longer limited by available workstations in labs and classrooms, and can bring their own devices and have access to their course software. This increased flexibility also means that faculty members no longer need to take lab availability into account when they build course schedules.
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