Amazon WorkSpaces 
Push Button Desktops in the Cloud…. 
“And other ways to deliver desktop applications from AWS” 
Dean Sa...
Today we’ll cover 
Session 
Virtualization 
Desktop 
Virtualization 
Cloud Hosted 
Desktop Options 
Challenges Solutions D...
Desktop Application Delivery Concepts
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) 
VDI 
Full Client Desktops Running as Virtual Machines (VMs) 
Individual Client VMs 
...
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) 
Better application compatibility, 1:1 User to VM mapping, 
VM level isolation, perso...
Session Virtualization 
Session Virtualization 
Single Server Desktop Being Shared via Sessions 
Single Server Desktop 
Hi...
Cloud Hosted Desktop Options
Self-Managed - XenApp/XenDesktop 
AWS Region 
Customer VPC 
AZ1 AZ2 
NetScaler CloudBridge 
Source: http://support.citrix....
Self-Managed – Hybrid XenApp/XenDesktop 
Amazon Web Services 
Licensing Connector Connector 
Amazon VPC 
Enterprise Datace...
Self-Managed – Remote Desktop Services 
AWS Region 
Customer VPC 
AZ1 AZ2 
RD Gateway RD Web Access 
End-users 
RDP Client...
Managed - WorkSpaces
Push Button Deployment 
WorkSpaces 
• Launch the number of WorkSpaces needed 
• All heavy lifting taken care of by AWS 
• ...
Support Multiple Devices 
• iPad 
• Kindle Fire HDX (Keyboard & Mouse) 
• Android Tablet 
• Microsoft Windows 
• Mac
Choose Software and Hardware 
WorkSpaces Bundle Hardware Resources Applications 
Standard 1 vCPU, 3.75 GiB Memory, 
50 GB ...
Keep Data Secure and Available 
• No data stored on end-user device 
• Only Pixels delivered to users (PCoIP) 
• User volu...
Pay as You Go 
WorkSpaces Bundle Monthly Price 
Standard $45 
Standard Plus $60 
Performance $75 
Performance Plus $90 
• ...
Identity and Directory options 
WorkSpaces Connect Directory: 
Use existing AD credentials 
Simplify management 
Cloud Dir...
WorkSpaces Connect 
Corporate Directory Integration 
• Users: Get to use existing Enterprise Credentials 
• IT: WorkSpaces...
Corporate Directory Integration 
Subnet 1 
AZ ‘A’ 
Subnet 2 
AZ ‘B’ 
WorkSpaces API 
End-point 
Customer 
Network 
VPN 
Co...
Accessing Resources 
Subnet 1 
Subnet 2 
Amazon 
EC2 
AZ ‘A’ 
AZ ‘B’ 
WorkSpaces API 
End-point 
Customer 
Network 
VPN 
C...
Takes the I out of VDI 
• Server Hardware Costs 
• Storage Hardware Costs 
• Network Hardware Costs 
• Hardware Maintenanc...
Easy Sharing Simple document feedback 
Access from any device 
Integrate your corporate 
directory 
Secure 
Low cost
Amazon Zocalo 
Regional 
Control 
Encryption 
At Rest and 
On Wire 
System and 
Document 
Redundancy 
Document & 
Folder A...
Managed - AppStream 
• Stream resource-intensive applications 
• Render content in the cloud 
• Scale on demand 
• Enjoy r...
Managed by AWS 
Amazon WorkSpaces Amazon AppStream 
Features • Access to OS 
• AWS PCoIP protocol 
• User controls the ser...
Customer Use Cases
Use Case: Regionally Distributed Users 
Users 
Users 
Users 
Users 
Users 
Amazon 
WorkSpaces 
AD 
EC2 
Apps 
OP 
Chatty/H...
Use Case: Mobile Users
Use Case: Rich Graphical App Delivery to the masses
• Amazon 
WorkSpaces 
• h1p://aws.amazon.com/workspaces 
• Amazon 
AppStream 
• h1p://aws.amazon.com/appstream 
• Amazon 
...
Expand your skills with AWS 
Certification 
Exams 
Validate your proven 
technical expertise with 
the AWS platform 
aws.a...
© 2014 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified, or distributed in whole or i...
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Amazon WorkSpaces - Fully Managed Desktops in the Cloud

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AWS Summit 2014 Melbourne - Breakout 1

Amazon Workspaces is a new service from AWS that delivery fully managed desktops in the Cloud. In this session you be able to learn more about the benefits and capabilities of Workspaces and see a demo of the user's experience when using Workspaces and the administrators experience in managing it.

Presenter: Dean Samuels, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

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Amazon WorkSpaces - Fully Managed Desktops in the Cloud

  1. 1. Amazon WorkSpaces Push Button Desktops in the Cloud…. “And other ways to deliver desktop applications from AWS” Dean Samuels Solution Architect, Amazon Web Services © 2014 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified, or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc.
  2. 2. Today we’ll cover Session Virtualization Desktop Virtualization Cloud Hosted Desktop Options Challenges Solutions Demos Desktop Application Delivery Concepts Typical Use Cases Q&A Managed DIFY Self-Managed DIY
  3. 3. Desktop Application Delivery Concepts
  4. 4. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) VDI Full Client Desktops Running as Virtual Machines (VMs) Individual Client VMs Better application compatibility, 1:1 User to VM mapping, VM level isolation, personalization and more control, persistent or non-persistent experience
  5. 5. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Better application compatibility, 1:1 User to VM mapping, VM level isolation, personalization and more control, persistent or non-persistent experience High scalability, many:1 User to desktop image, streamlined desktop management, persistent or non-persistent experience VDI Full Client Desktops Running as Virtual Machines (VMs) Individual Client VMs Session Virtualization Single Server Desktop Being Shared via Sessions Single Server Desktop
  6. 6. Session Virtualization Session Virtualization Single Server Desktop Being Shared via Sessions Single Server Desktop High scalability, many:1 User to desktop image, streamlined desktop management, persistent or non-persistent experience
  7. 7. Cloud Hosted Desktop Options
  8. 8. Self-Managed - XenApp/XenDesktop AWS Region Customer VPC AZ1 AZ2 NetScaler CloudBridge Source: http://support.citrix.com/servlet/KbServlet/download/37135-102-709877/Deploy XenApp and XenDesktop 7 5 with Amazon VPC.pdf End-users Corp Office & Remote AD StoreFron t XA NetScaler CloudBridge AD StoreFron t Internet Gateway XD XA XD
  9. 9. Self-Managed – Hybrid XenApp/XenDesktop Amazon Web Services Licensing Connector Connector Amazon VPC Enterprise Datacenter Enterprise Network CloudBridge XA XD XA XD AG End-user DMZ StoreFront AD NetScaler Source: http://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/products-solutions/hyprid-cloud-provisioning-with-citrix-xendesktop-and-xenapp.pdf
  10. 10. Self-Managed – Remote Desktop Services AWS Region Customer VPC AZ1 AZ2 RD Gateway RD Web Access End-users RDP Client RD Connection AD Broker RD Gateway RD Web Access AD Licensing Server Internet Gateway RD Session Hosts RD Session Hosts
  11. 11. Managed - WorkSpaces
  12. 12. Push Button Deployment WorkSpaces • Launch the number of WorkSpaces needed • All heavy lifting taken care of by AWS • Users receive email to install clients and connect
  13. 13. Support Multiple Devices • iPad • Kindle Fire HDX (Keyboard & Mouse) • Android Tablet • Microsoft Windows • Mac
  14. 14. Choose Software and Hardware WorkSpaces Bundle Hardware Resources Applications Standard 1 vCPU, 3.75 GiB Memory, 50 GB User Storage Utilities (Adobe Reader, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, 7-Zip, Adobe Flash, JRE) Standard Plus 1 vCPU, 3.75 GiB Memory, 50 GB User Storage Microsoft Office Professional 2010, Trend Micro Worry- Free Business Security, Utilities (Adobe Reader, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, 7-Zip, Adobe Flash, JRE) Performance 2 vCPU, 7.5 GiB Memory, 100 GB User Storage Utilities (Adobe Reader, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, 7-Zip, Adobe Flash, JRE) Performance Plus 2 vCPU, 7.5 GiB Memory, 100 GB User Storage Microsoft Office Professional 2010, Trend Micro Worry- Free Business Security, Utilities (Adobe Reader, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, 7-Zip, Adobe Flash, JRE) All WorkSpaces Bundles provide the Windows 7 Experience to users (provided by Windows Server 2008 R2 with RDS).
  15. 15. Keep Data Secure and Available • No data stored on end-user device • Only Pixels delivered to users (PCoIP) • User volume backed up to Amazon S3 as snapshots
  16. 16. Pay as You Go WorkSpaces Bundle Monthly Price Standard $45 Standard Plus $60 Performance $75 Performance Plus $90 • No up-front commitment • Delete WorkSpaces at any time • Price includes infrastructure (compute, storage, bandwidth) and bundle’s software
  17. 17. Identity and Directory options WorkSpaces Connect Directory: Use existing AD credentials Simplify management Cloud Directory: Remove requirement to provision and manage a directory service Directory Controller Directory Controller Availability Zone Availability Zone Virtual Private Cloud Availability Zone Availability Zone WorkSpaces Connect WorkSpaces Connect VPN Gateway Or Direct Connect Customer Gateway Domain Controller Corporate Data center
  18. 18. WorkSpaces Connect Corporate Directory Integration • Users: Get to use existing Enterprise Credentials • IT: WorkSpaces control like regular desktops – Group Policy – Software Distributions Tool – Install agents • Store in the OU that makes sense to you • Don’t change the way you manage – Just less heavy lifting
  19. 19. Corporate Directory Integration Subnet 1 AZ ‘A’ Subnet 2 AZ ‘B’ WorkSpaces API End-point Customer Network VPN Connection Public IP WorkSpaces Connect WS User1 Oauth Gateway Public IP WS User2 On-premises Domain Controllers Directory Join Directory Join WorkSpaces Connect On-premises Resources Direct WorkSpaces Connect Gateway Users Secure Auth (443) Secure Auth (443)
  20. 20. Accessing Resources Subnet 1 Subnet 2 Amazon EC2 AZ ‘A’ AZ ‘B’ WorkSpaces API End-point Customer Network VPN Connection Public IP WS User1 Oauth Gateway Public IP WS User2 On-premises Domain Controllers On-premises Resources Direct Subnet 3 WorkSpaces Connect Gateway Users Subnet 4 Internet RO DC RO DC Amazon Redshift Amazon RDS Legacy Apps Amazon EC2 Amazon RDS Legacy Elastic Apps Beanstalk
  21. 21. Takes the I out of VDI • Server Hardware Costs • Storage Hardware Costs • Network Hardware Costs • Hardware Maintenance Costs • Power and Cooling Costs • Data Center Space Costs • Software Costs • Administration Costs Source: http://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/tco-comparison-amazon-workspaces-and-traditional-virtual-desktop-infrastructure-vdi
  22. 22. Easy Sharing Simple document feedback Access from any device Integrate your corporate directory Secure Low cost
  23. 23. Amazon Zocalo Regional Control Encryption At Rest and On Wire System and Document Redundancy Document & Folder Access Controls External Sharing Control Auditable Owner Contributors Viewers Admins Document Access Logins / AD
  24. 24. Managed - AppStream • Stream resource-intensive applications • Render content in the cloud • Scale on demand • Enjoy responsive, fluid, HD-experience on device • Stream entire application or only part
  25. 25. Managed by AWS Amazon WorkSpaces Amazon AppStream Features • Access to OS • AWS PCoIP protocol • User controls the service • Flat monthly price • No integration required • Access to application • STX protocol • User consumes the service • Priced per hour • Requires software integration Benefits • Fully Managed • Support Multiple Devices • Keep Data Secure and Available • Choose Software & Hardware • Pay as You Go • Corporate Directory Integration • Removes compute and storage constraints • Saves development time • Instant-on delivery • Simplifies updates • Improves security Use Cases • Mobile workers • Secure workspaces • Remote employees • Seasonal workers • Student workspaces • Developer workspaces • Rapid response scenarios • Test drive applications and games • Computer-assisted design (CAD) • Games direct to television & mobile • 3D design and simulation software • Access heavy content from tablets • Medical scans, GIS data, etc • Hybrid applications
  26. 26. Customer Use Cases
  27. 27. Use Case: Regionally Distributed Users Users Users Users Users Users Amazon WorkSpaces AD EC2 Apps OP Chatty/Heavy Protocols - eg CIFS/TCP PCoIP
  28. 28. Use Case: Mobile Users
  29. 29. Use Case: Rich Graphical App Delivery to the masses
  30. 30. • Amazon WorkSpaces • h1p://aws.amazon.com/workspaces • Amazon AppStream • h1p://aws.amazon.com/appstream • Amazon Zocalo • h1p://aws.amazon.com/zocalo • AWS Quick Start Reference Deployments • h1p://aws.amazon.com/quickstart • Citrix and AWS • h1p://aws.amazon.com/soluDons/global-­‐soluDon-­‐providers/citrix/
  31. 31. Expand your skills with AWS Certification Exams Validate your proven technical expertise with the AWS platform aws.amazon.com/certification On-Demand Resources Videos & Labs Get hands-on practice working with AWS technologies in a live environment aws.amazon.com/training/ self-paced-labs Instructor-Led Courses Training Classes Expand your technical expertise to design, deploy, and operate scalable, efficient applications on AWS aws.amazon.com/training
  32. 32. © 2014 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified, or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc.

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