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Category: Amazon WorkSpaces

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery with Amazon WorkSpaces

In my customer conversations, I am frequently asked how customers can use Amazon WorkSpaces in their Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP). Questions involve what are the design options for their Amazon WorkSpaces service, and what other services must be planned for. This is especially important when end users are running Amazon WorkSpaces […]

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Migrate your Windows desktop applications to WorkSpaces and AppStream 2.0 using Cloudhouse Containers

Our friends at Cloudhouse Technologies published a blog showcasing how you can encapsulate your Windows desktop applications for deployment to Amazon WorkSpaces, or streamed via Amazon AppStream 2.0. Cloudhouse’s encapsulation technology captures all of the application files, required runtimes, components, deployment tools, and other components the application requires, and creates a Cloudhouse Container. The Cloudhouse […]

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Why Customers Are Moving Their Windows Desktops to the Cloud with Amazon WorkSpaces

With an estimated 50% of businesses still running Windows 7, migrating those millions of desktops and laptops to Windows 10 remains a top priority for businesses globally. The impetus, of course, is the end of mainstream support for Windows 7 coming up in January 2020, which may make Windows 7 PCs more vulnerable to malware, […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces announces price reduction of up to 20% on the Performance bundle

Today, we are pleased to announce that we are reducing the price of monthly and hourly Performance bundle-based Amazon WorkSpaces across all AWS regions and storage options effective September 1, 2019. You can now save up to 20% on the price of the Performance bundle on Windows and Linux WorkSpaces. With 8GB of RAM and […]

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Managing Amazon WorkSpaces by integrating AWS Service Catalog with ServiceNow

Our friends at the AWS Management Tools Blog recently posted how you can manage Amazon WorkSpaces by integrating AWS Service Catalog with ServiceNow. In their post, you will learn how to integrate AWS Service Catalog with ServiceNow so users can request their own WorkSpace instances inclusive of all business-level approvals and auditing. You will then see […]

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Building a multi-region disaster recovery environment for Amazon WorkSpaces

Since we launched Amazon WorkSpaces in March 2014, customers have been migrating their traditional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or deploying new VDI workloads to the service, enabling them to build scalable, secure and cost-effective cloud-based desktops. This service enables them to pay either monthly or hourly, just for the WorkSpaces they launch, which helps saving money […]

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Managing Amazon Linux 2 Amazon WorkSpaces with AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise

Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure cloud desktop service. You can use Amazon WorkSpaces to provision either Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes and quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe. With WorkSpaces, users can connect securely from anywhere using the software client or a supported web browser. […]

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Creating a self-service portal for Amazon WorkSpaces end users

When our customers are deploying Amazon WorkSpaces, they often ask: How can my users manage their own WorkSpaces instances? How can my administrators manage all of our instances? What they’re asking is how those two groups of users can perform certian tasks without access to the AWS Management Console. With potentially thousands of users accessing the console, […]

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How to Use AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT on Amazon AppStream 2.0 or Amazon WorkSpaces

Today Autodesk published a blog post How to Use AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT in a Virtual Environment showing how you can deploy AutoCAD on Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces to let your teams work without workstations. AutoCAD is a powerful computer-aided design (CAD) software used by architects, engineers, and construction professionals to create 2D and 3D designs for buildings, […]

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