Desktop and Application Streaming

Use Elastic fleets and Linux for inexpensive, secure bastion hosts in Amazon AppStream 2.0

We’ve previously written about the security benefits of using AppStream 2.0 instances as bastion hosts. Bastion hosts (also called “jump boxes”) provide secure access to internal, protected network resources via RDP, SSH, VNC or web browser clients. Now, Elastic fleets combined with Linux instances provide several new advantages for bastion host use cases: Improved cost […]

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Your guide to End User Computing at re:Invent 2021

re:Invent 2021 is back in person! After our first virtual re:Invent in 2020 we are excited to be with our customers both in person and virtually. Our End User Computing (EUC) speakers are excited to present live and cover EUC this year’s launches, best practices, and more. Start building out your re:Invent calendar and secure […]

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Stream applications at a lower cost with Amazon AppStream 2.0 Elastic fleets and Linux compatibility

You can use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to stream Linux applications at a lower cost than Microsoft Windows apps. AppStream 2.0 is an application and desktop streaming service for securely accessing applications, data, and resources through an HTML5 browser or AppStream 2.0 client. With Elastic fleets, AWS manages the capacity users stream from, eliminating the need […]

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Automate AppStream 2.0 Elastic fleet application updates with AWS Systems Manager

With Amazon AppStream 2.0 Elastic fleets you can stream portable applications to users without having to manage AppStream 2.0 images, configure scaling policies, or predict utilization. A portable application is an application that can have all of its dependencies reside in a single mounted path. Elastic fleets download a virtual hard disk (VHD) that contains […]

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AWS announces availability of Elastic fleets with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 Elastic fleets help customers remove capacity management tasks and reduce costs.  AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, non-persistent application and desktop streaming service that enables users to access the resources they need securely, from anywhere. Applications and data are securely streamed across the network as encrypted pixels. With AppStream 2.0, companies can quickly […]

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Optimize User Experience with latency-based routing for Amazon AppStream 2.0

This blog post walks you through the configuration of deploying a multi-Region AppStream 2.0 workload that can automatically direct users to the AppStream 2.0 Region with the lowest latency for streaming sessions when connecting with a third-party SAML 2.0 identity provider. If the AppStream 2.0 deployment they use for their role is tied to a […]

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Cross-Region redirection with Geo Targetly and Amazon AppStream 2.0

You can setup cross-Region redirection with services like Geo Targetly to automatically redirect Amazon AppStream 2.0 users to the AppStream stacks that are closest to their current location. If the AppStream 2.0 deployment they use for their role is tied to a specific Region, users can experience high latency when traveling far distances from the […]

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OneLogin SSO with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 supports identity federation to AppStream 2.0 stacks through Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0). This feature offers your users the convenience of access to their AppStream 2.0 applications using their existing identity credentials. You also have the security benefit of identity authentication by your IdP. By using your IdP, you can […]

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Enable federation with JumpCloud SSO and Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 supports identity federation to AppStream 2.0 stacks through Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0). This feature offers your users the convenience of access to their AppStream 2.0 applications using their existing identity credentials. You also have the security benefit of identity authentication by your IdP. By using your IdP, you can […]

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Automate Amazon WorkSpaces custom images across AWS Regions

Customers ask how they can automate copying Amazon WorkSpaces custom images between AWS Regions. Common use cases for synchronizing custom Amazon WorkSpaces images between Regions include: Consistency for multi-Region deployments: Multi-region deployments of Amazon WorkSpaces allow WorkSpaces to be deployed for user who need low-latency connection to a specific geographic area. One custom image with […]

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