End User Computing (EUC) on AWS

Give users the freedom to work anywhere, anytime, from any device

Modern organizations expect their teams to get work done anywhere, at any time. Teams expect to collaborate seamlessly across geographic and organizational boundaries. And workers expect to access the applications and data they need to be productive from wherever they are, using their favorite device. IT is under more pressure than ever to keep data secure, control costs, and empower workers to be more productive. But traditional on-premises tools for End User Computing, such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), application streaming, and mobile access management software, are hard to secure, lack flexibility and scale, and don’t meet the expectations of the modern workforce.

AWS End User Computing provide secure, managed services for cloud desktops, application streaming, mobile access to internal company websites and web apps, and file storage. When you deploy End User Computing services on AWS, you can maintain security over your data, improve user productivity, simplify IT operations, and enable builders to be more innovative.

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End User Computing Services

Amazon Workspaces

Amazon WorkSpaces is a secure, managed Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution that workers can access anywhere, anytime, from any supported device.

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Amazon AppStream 2.0

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a secure, managed application streaming service that provides users instant access to desktop applications from any computer, anywhere, at any time.

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Amazon WorkLink

Amazon WorkLink is a secure, managed service that provides your employees secure, one-click access to your internal corporate websites and web apps using their mobile phones.

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Amazon WorkDocs

Amazon WorkDocs is a secure, managed, content creation, file collaboration and management service, with an extensible SDK.

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Why AWS End User Computing

Thousands of customers have embraced AWS’s built-for the-cloud End User Computing services because they perform and scale better, are easier to manage, are more cost effective, and more reliable than other offerings.

Improve Security and Control

Use fine grained controls to manage who can access applications, data, and content. These services display an encrypted, ephemeral representation of applications and content on your user’s local device. By keeping company data off your workers’ devices, you can better protect sensitive information.

Improve User Productivity

Let your users access applications, data, and content from anywhere, anytime, using their favorite device. Delight your users with instant access to the applications and content they need with a fluid, responsive experience. Users can start working in a powerful cloud desktop, then switch to secure mobile access while on the go, and access desktop apps via a browser, all while storing data in a secure environment.

Simplify IT Operations

Deploy managed services for cloud desktops, application streaming, secure mobile access, and cloud storage that eliminate the need for complex on-premises VDI infrastructure, device management apps or disconnected storage. Integrate these services with your existing tools for user authentication, security, and encryption. Automate your management processes with API-level integration into service management, self-service, and devops tools.

Scale with Your Workforce

Easily onboard workers, including temps and contractors, to meet changing business needs. Add and remove capacity or rapidly provision powerful graphics capabilities to help ensure your teams have the tools they need to get the job done. Provide applications and data anywhere in the world to support your globally expanding business.

Reduce Costs

Eliminate the high capital expenses and on-going maintenance costs associated with desktop management, mobile access solutions, and legacy VDI and application streaming services. Eliminate the need to over-buy or over-provision capacity to meet peak demand with pay as you go pricing.

Build on AWS

Build innovative solutions for your teams and customers with extensible APIs, SDKs, and programmable access to End User Computing services. Turn your existing software into SaaS offerings without rewriting your applications.

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Use Cases

Eliminate Legacy Infrastructure

Deploy cloud desktops, application streaming, secure mobile access, and secure cloud storage, so you can stop buying and managing complex on-premises virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), applications, and mobile device management solutions that don’t scale.


ISSI migrated from physical desktops to Amazon Workspaces as its primary virtual desktop solution. These virtual desktops are linked to its clients’ insurance systems via a secure connection to US insurance data centers. By adopting Amazon Workspaces, it has reduced desktop maintenance to minutes instead of hours 

Enable Remote and Mobile Workers

Keep your on-the-go teams productive with a work environment that moves with them as they change devices and locations. Users work seamlessly as they alternate between phones, laptops, tablets, and workstations without losing their place in the work.


“With Amazon WorkSpaces, we can provide new workers with a Windows desktop and the applications they need within hours instead of days. Because Amazon WorkSpaces is cost effective and requires no upfront payment, we have been able to save 30 percent of our desktop operations costs and 70 percent on capital expenditure.”

– Leon Backbier, IT Manager, Endemol Shine Nederland.

Protect Highly Regulated and Sensitive Data

Store your data and apps securely. Display an encrypted, ephemeral representation of your data and applications that keeps data off your users’ local device. Maintain fine grained control of over user access, data security, and data storage. This helps you stay compliant with the regulatory and security requirements that affect your business.


Corte dei conti (Cdc), or the Court of Auditors, is responsible for auditing and overseeing the accounts and budgets of all public institutions in Italy. Cdc wanted to move away from time-consuming management of physical IT, and change the way their 3,000-plus employees work, enabling them to access applications from anywhere, on any device, while ensuring that the safety of data was not jeopardized. To implement this program, Cdc turned to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS Advanced Consulting Partner XPeppers to adopt a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution based on Amazon WorkSpaces. The solution allows Cdc to meet Italian government security and compliance regulations, improve productivity, speed up decision making, and manage costs.

Build on AWS

Build your next transformative application on top of AWS End User Computing services by leveraging extensive SDKs and open APIs that software companies, enterprises, and developers of any sort can integrate with to build your own services and solutions using EUC services as building blocks.


“Many of our customers asked for a SaaS offering for our desktop application. While we could have rewritten our application as a web app, it would have cost millions of dollars and years of development. Instead, we simply deployed our application using AppStream 2.0 without rewriting any code. Now, we can instantly deliver our applications to any customer on the computer of their choice with a responsive and fluid experience.”

– Jamil El Ghazal, Director, Technology Services, Multiview Corporation

Case Studies


"Each member of the community is provided with private storage to directly
access content from their [Amazon] WorkSpaces, laptops and mobile devices.
Community members have found [Amazon] WorkDocs to be a valuable solution and use it regularly to share information and collaborate across domains."

- Deepak Ghandi, Manager of PaaS iEnergy and OEC, Halliburton


Vanguard is one of the world's largest investment companies, offering a large selection of low-cost mutual funds, ETFs, advice, and related services. Vanguard uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to deploy a secure sandbox system that allows internal users to experiment with AWS and software in a safe, isolated environment.


"Appstream 2.0 helps our prospects start their SOLIDWORKS trials in seconds through their browser with no downloads or installation on their local computer. Because AppStream 2.0 provides GPU optimized instances, our users have an experience indistinguishable from their local graphics workstation. This reduces the time it takes for users to complete trials of the latest version of SOLIDWORKS, in some cases from weeks to hours."

– Suchit Jain, VP Strategy & Business Development, SOLIDWORKS

Macquarie University

Macquarie University uses Amazon AppStream 2.0 to stream course software for up to tens of thousands of students’ personal devices with no installation or downloads.

Blog & Articles

AWS End User Computing Blog
I Love my Amazon WorkSpace!
Jeff Barr
Deploying SAP GUI on Amazon AppStream 2.0
Vinothkumar Narasimhan
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