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Genomics England improves operational efficiency and end-user experience with Amazon WorkSpaces

Genomics England selected fully managed Amazon WorkSpaces to empower researchers with access to the data and tools needed to do their jobs, while integrating with applications already running at AWS.

Watch Graham Binns, Director of IT Strategy & Architecture at Genomics England, speak at re:Invent 2023 about the company’s journey toward adopting WorkSpaces.

With a constantly expanding data set and community of researchers using advanced tools to analyze the human genome, Genomics England wanted to optimize the end-user experience and streamline IT operations. The company had outgrown its on-premises VDI solution and needed to maximize security, scalability, and performance, while supporting data residency requirements and integrating with adjacent AWS services like Amazon SageMaker.

Read the Genomics England blog for more detail on challenges addressed by leveraging WorkSpaces.


We made the decision to move to Amazon WorkSpaces to lower our operating cost and deliver a much better experience for our users. We’ve seen a massive reduction in the scalability issues we were facing and improved performance for our users.”

Graham Binns
Director of IT Strategy/Architecture Genomics England

AWS Services Used

Amazon SageMaker

Amazon SageMaker is a fully managed service that brings together a broad set of tools to enable high-performance, low-cost machine learning (ML) for any use case.

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Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed desktop virtualization service for Windows, Linux, and Ubuntu that allows you to access resources from any supported device, including Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client.

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