reference deployment

Cloud Video Editing on AWS

Deploy a cloud video editing environment using AWS services

This Quick Start deploys a highly available architecture for cloud video editing on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

The deployment uses Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), AWS Directory Service, and Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) instances.

This reference architecture is automated by AWS CloudFormation templates that deploy the environment on AWS in about 30 minutes. You can customize the templates to meet your specific requirements.


This Quick Start was developed by Teradici in collaboration with AWS. Teradici is an
APN Partner.

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • This Quick Start architecture includes the following infrastructure:

    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) that is configured across two Availability Zones. For each Availability Zone, this Quick Start provisions one public subnet and one private subnet, according to AWS best practices.
    • In the public subnets, Edit Host instances and Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) instances in an Auto Scaling group for secure access to EC2 instances in the private subnets.
    • In the public subnets, managed network address translation (NAT) gateways to provide outbound internet connectivity for instances in the private subnets.
    • An AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role to enable AWS resources created through the Quick Start to access other AWS resources when required.

    The Quick Start gives you the option to build a new VPC infrastructure with these components or to use your existing VPC infrastructure. Within this infrastructure, the Quick Start deploys:

    • In the private subnets, AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, which provides most of the features that Microsoft Active Directory offers, plus integration with AWS applications.
    • An Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G3 instance, which offers a powerful, low-cost, pay-as-you go model for high-end workstations.
    • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), which is an object store that provides artifacts necessary for the Quick Start. You can also use it to upload video for editing on the G3 instance.
  •  How to deploy
  • You can build your cloud video editing environment on AWS in about 30 minutes, by following a few simple steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at
    2. Obtain a Teradici Cloud Access Software License.
    3. Subscribe to the NVIDIA GPU AMI (NVIDIA GRID Driver) in AWS Marketplace.
    4. Launch the Quick Start. You can choose from two options:
    5. Use Teradici’s PC-over-IP (PCoIP) technology and the AWS Management Console to verify the deployment, and start using the G3 instance for your cloud video editing.

    The Quick Start includes parameters that you can customize to best meet your business, IT, and security requirements.

    Please know that we may share who uses AWS Quick Starts with the AWS partner that collaborated with AWS on the content of the Quick Start.

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start. See the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using for cost estimates.

    The AWS CloudFormation templates for this Quick Start include configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. See the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using for cost estimates.

    You can request more information about Cloud Access Software from Teradici. For more information about the plans and pricing, see the Teradici website.