Best practices for deploying Amazon WorkSpaces
Amazon WorkSpaces is designed to be integrated into existing IT systems and processes. This whitepaper describes best practices for deploying Amazon WorkSpaces and incorporating the service into your infrastructure. It covers network considerations, directory services, user authentication, security, monitoring, and logging. The paper is intended for IT administrators who are responsible for managing end user computing and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in corporate IT environments.
Best practices to prepare your Amazon WorkSpaces for Linux images
This whitepaper outlines a set of best practices for the image preparation of Amazon WorkSpaces for Linux. The paper covers Well-Architected Principles applied to image design, the make-up of an Amazon WorkSpace, the Bundle and Image process for Amazon WorkSpaces, and methodologies for Image management. The paper addresses best practices for operating system updates, remote protocol configuration, application deployment, and desktop experience configuration of MATE.
The total economic impact™ of AWS End-User Computing
The surge towards remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic has driven organizations that historically invested in on-premises virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to explore cloud-hosted desktops, desktop as a service, and hybrid models to deliver virtual end-user computing. Recent Forrester research noted three main reasons that drive this trend towards cloud VDI: 1) faster procurement than traditional hardware, 2) improved security for personally owned endpoints, and 3) improved infrastructure management.
Amazon WorkSpaces SAML Authentication Implementation Guide
Integrating SAML 2.0 with your WorkSpaces for desktop session authentication allows your users to use their existing SAML 2.0 identity provider (IdP) credentials and authentication methods through their default web browser. This guide walks you through the process of setting up SAML 2.0 authentication in your WorkSpaces environment. It contains both general guidance as well as IdP specific instructions.