Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Amazon AppStream 2.0

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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Optimize your Amazon Connect call audio path with Amazon AppStream 2.0

In this post, we will show you how to use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to provide a non-persistent, secure desktop streaming solution for your Amazon Connect agents, and optimize call audio direct to the agent’s local system. Contact centers need the flexibility to enable agents, regardless of their physical location and endpoint, to access services securely. This […]

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Create a Single Identity Provider for all your Amazon AppStream 2.0 Stacks with Azure AD

Customers use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to centrally manage applications and stream them to their end users. Organizations have multiple stacks associated with different fleets to separate workloads based on underlying resources, applications, or different user permissions. Administrators want a way to manage permissions for multiple stacks without having to create an IAM identity provider for […]

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Using AppStream 2.0 as a hardened and auto-scaled bastion host

Our colleague Chaim Landau at the AWS Security Blog recently published a blog on how to use Amazon AppStream 2.0 to reduce your bastion host attack surface. Read his post to learn how AppStream 2.0 helps expose only the necessary tools system administrators need, and minimizes internet exposure for your bastion host. – Murali Rathinasamy, […]

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How to automate Amazon AppStream 2.0 image deployment

In a previous blog, we looked at how to schedule managed image updates for Amazon AppStream 2.0 using AWS serverless services. In this blog, we describe how to automate the deployment of AppStream 2.0 images to existing fleets. By creating the automated deployment workflow, we can schedule the update of the fleets during off hours, […]

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AWS announces Availability of Amazon AppStream 2.0 in the Europe (London) Region

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is now generally available in the AWS Europe (London) Region. AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, non-persistent desktop and application virtualization service that runs on AWS. AppStream 2.0 helps you securely stream applications and data online across the globe without acquiring, provisioning, and operating infrastructure. You can scale your desktops and applications on […]

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Integrating Dropbox for persistent user data storage in Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, non-persistent application and desktop streaming service. Each time you launch an AppStream 2.0 session, a freshly built, pre-provisioned instance is provided, using a prebuilt image. As soon as you close your session and the disconnect timeout period is reached, the instance is terminated. Amazon AppStream 2.0 users can […]

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Active Directory Group Membership Based AppStream 2.0 Application Targeting

The default behavior of an Amazon AppStream 2.0 Stack is to present all the applications to the end user that were added to the application catalog by the administrator creating the image. Customers accustomed to targeting individual applications to end users based on Active Directory group membership can also continue to do so using the […]

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