Desktop and Application Streaming

Category: Amazon WorkSpaces

Simplifying Amazon WorkSpaces access with JumpCloud Go: a secure, passwordless approach

Managing passwords is a hassle, similar to how people misplace their keys. In the world of on-premises Active Directory (AD) environments, passwords represent a potential security risk and are a complicated issue to tackle. This is especially true for remote users that utilize Amazon WorkSpaces. They may encounter difficulties when it comes to password management—particularly […]

Amazon WorkSpaces SAML 2.0 Federation with Keycloak

In this blog, I discuss how customers can use Keycloak as their Identity Provider (IDP) of choice when implementing SAML 2.0 federation with Amazon WorkSpaces. Keycloak is an open-source solution providing a cost-effective means for customers to use enterprise level IDP features without incurring monthly subscription costs. With SAML 2.0 authentication, customers can access their […]

Creating custom CloudWatch dashboards

Creating custom Amazon CloudWatch dashboards and widgets for Amazon WorkSpaces

Customers often ask how to gain additional insights into their Amazon WorkSpaces operating system resource utilization, such as CPU utilization and memory consumption. In addition, they want to use these metrics with Amazon CloudWatch dimensions to dive into trends and compare WorkSpaces instances.  In a previous blog, we highlighted how to use CloudWatch to understand […]

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Automate copy of Amazon WorkSpaces tags to hybrid activation resources in AWS Systems Manager

AWS Systems Manager allows customers to manager their Amazon WorkSpaces using hybrid activation managed nodes. Systems Manager provides software inventories, OS patches, and configuration of Windows and Linux WorkSpaces, but it is difficult to identify and map managed node to the corresponding WorkSpaces without any tags. This is a time-consuming process in large organizations where […]

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Considerations for a successful Amazon WorkSpaces migration to WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol

Introduction A successful Amazon WorkSpaces migration to WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol v2 (WSP) requires preparation, planning, and testing. WSP is a fundamentally different display protocol than PCoIP, thus consideration should be given to the performance and stability implications of a migration. A  clear understanding of PCoIP and WSP’s differing features, as well as a thorough review […]

AWS and Webex collaborate to improve worker experience

Improve security, cost, and support for contact center agents At AWS, we obsess over our customers, and delighting customers with excellent service builds trust for any organization. In order for contact center agents in any company to deliver great customer service, IT must provide them with easy access to the tools they need to do […]

Exploring Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client

IT teams face continuous pressure to do more with less, while dealing with rapid employee turnover and ensuring employees have secure access to their desktops. The customer service and back-office workers don’t require general purpose desktops. Instead, they require secure access to websites and SaaS applications to complete their jobs. Announcing Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client, […]

Overspending on laptops? Introducing Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client

Overspending on laptops? Introducing Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client, a cost-effective computing device that provides simple, secure, and easy-to-manage access to virtual desktops. Laptops are often the default device choice for end user computing, but for customer service and back office workers it is a costlier choice. Not only it is the cost of laptop, but […]

Seamless and secure end-user computing at Intuit with Amazon WorkSpaces

About Intuit Intuit is the global financial technology platform that powers prosperity for 100 million customers with Intuit TurboTax, Credit Karma, QuickBooks, and Mailchimp. Intuit’s range of interconnected products and services deliver personalized AI-driven experiences at scale for a diverse customer base, including small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), self-employed individuals, freelancers, individual taxpayers, and tax […]

Getting the most out of VMware Horizon 8 with Amazon WorkSpaces Core

Amazon WorkSpaces Core is a managed virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) designed to work with third-party VDI. Organizations running on-premises VDI solutions face pressures to improve agility and reduce costs. Amazon WorkSpaces Core allows organizations using VMware Horizon 8 to combine their existing VDI management software with the security and reliability of the AWS Cloud. Join […]