Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Software Vendors

Accelerate application adoption

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service that accelerates application adoption. You can shorten your sales cycle by delivering demos, trials, and training of your desktop applications to a browser so customers get started in minutes, not days or weeks. You can reach customers in new market segments by developing a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering without rewriting your application. AppStream 2.0 provides consistent application performance. Your applications run on virtual machines (VMs) optimized for your use cases and each streaming session automatically adjusts to network conditions.  

Multiview Financial Saves Years of Development Time Using Amazon AppStream 2.0


Accelerate application adoption

AppStream 2.0 shortens your sales cycle by streaming demos, trials, and training of your applications to a browser on any computer. Customers can get started with your applications in minutes, not days or weeks. There are no downloads or installations required.

Develop a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution

AppStream 2.0 provides a scalable, reliable, and secure foundation to develop a SaaS solution around your desktop applications. Your applications are available through a web portal, and you can manage users, access, and data with AppStream 2.0's built-in features. You can also integrate your existing solutions or build your own on AWS.

Expand market reach

Delivering your desktop applications as SaaS helps you reach new customers segments that don't want to acquire, provision, and manage software or hardware. They simply open a browser to securely access your applications like a web app on any computer.

Maintain one codebase

You don't rewrite your applications with AppStream 2.0. Simply install your desktop applications on AppStream 2.0 the same way your would on a Windows computer. Your customers access the same version of your applications and you don't need to manage multiple codebases.

Standardize application performance

Each user's experience is fluid and responsive because your applications run on VMs optimized for their use cases, and the NICE DCV protocol automatically adjusts each streaming session to network conditions.

Secure applications and data

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

Customer references


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


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


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


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


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

"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

Gerber Technology

Gerber Technology uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deliver Accumark, a 2D and 3D CAD software suite, designed specifically for the fashion and apparel industry. Today, the company provides integrated software and hardware solutions to more than 78,000 customers in the aerospace, construction, furniture, fashion & apparel, transportation, technical textiles, packaging, wind energy and sign & graphics industries, including over 100 Fortune 500 companies in 130 countries.

“Many of our customers were looking for an easier way to adopt our technology, and offering a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for our products was the logical way to address that need. With AppStream 2.0, we have been able to efficiently deliver a cloud-based SaaS solution to customers without rewriting millions of lines of code, while maintaining one version of our application. AppStream 2.0 allows us to rapidly deliver our solution to a global customer base and keep enterprises up to date with the latest software at all times. Using AppStream 2.0 also provides dramatic savings in capital expenses for our customers, who no longer need to manage workstations to run our software, or go through costly software updates. Additionally, we have seen a 95% reduction in time to deliver and implement our solution in a workplace over traditional legacy methods such as physical software distribution channels.”

– Karsten Newbury, SVP and GM, Software Solutions Group


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 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 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

Blade Technology

Blade Energy Partners is an independent consulting company that focuses on overcoming the challenges of complex projects in the energy industry. Their team of engineers and scientists provide leading-edge expertise to solve subsurface, drilling, completion, production, and materials challenges. Blade Technology uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to securely deliver their Tubular Mechanics and Wellbore Heat Transfer desktop application StrinGnosis™ as SaaS to customers around the world.

“Our customers are oil and gas operators with as many as 56,000 employees in secured application environments. On occasion it would take several months for our application to be fully available for trial and even longer to fully deploy it in their environment. We wanted a way to accelerate our application adoption. We reviewed different solutions, but ultimately decided to move forward with a fully managed application streaming service – AppStream 2.0. AppStream 2.0 lets customers instantly trial our software and deploy a secure SaaS solution to any number of users. Now, any customer in the world can get started with our software in minutes, not months.”

– Pete Lumley, Director, Blade Energy Partners

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