Enabling today's workforce with desktops as a service
Businesses across industries are striving to chieve a long-standing goal of securely delivering applications and data to their users. This ESG Research Insights Report explores the challenges of traditional desktops, examines the on-going attempts to employ virtual desktop infrastrcuture (VDI) as the solutions, and the value of desktops as a service (DaaS).
Best practices for deploying Amazon WorkSpaces
Amazon WorkSpaces is designed to be integrated into existing IT systems and processes. This whitepaper describes best practices for deploying Amazon WorkSpaces and incorporating the service into your infrastructure. It covers network considerations, directory services, user authentication, security, monitoring, and logging. The paper is intended for IT administrators who are responsible for managing end user computing and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in corporate IT environments.
Getting started project
Projects on AWS provide self-service step-by-step guides to help you build and launch services. In this project, you’ll learn how to provision and manage Amazon WorkSpaces cloud desktops. You'll accomplish:
Provision Cloud Desktops using Amazon WorkSpaces, and access them using the Amazon WorkSpaces client application, available for Windows and Mac computers, Chromebooks, iPads, Fire tablets, and Android tablets.
Create a new directory using Microsoft AD and add users. As part of the project, you’ll learn how to assign Amazon WorkSpaces to users in your Microsoft AD.
Perform basic administrative tasks using the AWS Management Console. You’ll learn how to reboot and rebuilt Amazon WorkSpaces, create your own custom image which you can use for provisioning new Amazon WorkSpaces, and remove Amazon WorkSpaces.
You can access this project here.