Amazon WorkSpaces – Fully Managed Desktops in the Cloud

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Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully-managed desktop computing service in the cloud. Amazon WorkSpaces allows you to easily provision cloud-based desktops that allow end-users to access the documents, applications and resources they need with the device of their choice, including laptops, iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android tablets. It’s easy to provision WorkSpaces for any number of users with a few clicks in the AWS management console and WorkSpaces can join your existing Active Directory domain so that users can continue to use their corporate credentials to access resources. This session will provide an overview of the key features and benefits of Amazon WorkSpaces, including a live demonstration.

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Amazon WorkSpaces – Fully Managed Desktops in the Cloud

  1. 1. © 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. Amazon WorkSpaces: Fully Managed Desktops in the Cloud Paul Duffy, Amazon Web Services March 26th 2014
  2. 2. What we’ll cover: • Why WorkSpaces? • What WorkSpaces offers you • Demo! • Integrating with your existing infrastructure • Another demo! • Q&A
  3. 3. Why did we build WorkSpaces..?
  4. 4. Some Customer Challenges • Realizing the “Virtual Desktop Dream” • BYOD is increasingly popular • Workforces are increasingly diverse • Tablet adoption significant • Keeping all these desktops secure
  5. 5. What does WorkSpaces offer you..? • Fully Managed • Support Multiple Devices • Keep Data Secure and Available • Choose Software & Hardware • Pay as You Go • Corporate Directory Integration
  6. 6. Sample Use Cases (there are many more) • Mobile Device Access • Secure WorkSpaces • Remote Employees • Seasonal Workers • Student WorkSpaces • Developer WorkSpaces
  7. 7. Fully Managed • Launch the number of WorkSpaces you need • All heavy lifting taken care of by AWS • Users receive email to install clients and connect WorkSpaces
  8. 8. Demo: Let’s provision a WorkSpace! (and have a look at the console!)
  9. 9. Support Multiple Devices • iPad • Kindle Fire HDX (Keyboard & Mouse) • Android Tablet • Microsoft Windows • Mac
  10. 10. Demo: Let’s look at mobile device support
  11. 11. Keep Data Secure and Available • No data stored on end-user device • Only Pixels delivered to users (PCoIP) • User volume backed by Amazon S3
  12. 12. Keep Data Secure and Available • Securely backup and sync users data • Install on the WorkSpace and a PC or Mac • Data is backed up to Amazon S3 • Users can access their data when they need it
  13. 13. 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) 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) Performance 2 vCPU, 7.5 GiB Memory, 100 GB User Storage Utilities (Adobe Reader, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, 7-Zip, Adobe Flash) 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) All WorkSpaces Bundles provide the Windows 7 Experience to users (provided by Windows Server 2008 R2 with RDS).
  14. 14. Install your own software • No technical restrictions on software installation • Use the tools you already use to distribute • Check with your ISV • Ask for WorkSpaces support
  15. 15. Pay as You Go WorkSpaces Bundle Monthly Price Standard $35 Standard Plus $50 Performance $60 Performance Plus $75 • No up-front commitment • Delete WorkSpaces at any time • Price includes infrastructure (compute/storage/bandwidth) application access
  16. 16. WorkSpaces Connect: AD Integration • Users: Get to use existing Enterprise Credentials • IT: WorkSpaces behave like regular desktops
  17. 17. Corporate Directory Integration • Manage WorkSpaces like any other desktop – 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
  18. 18. Corporate Directory Integration Steps • Ensure existing AD is reachable (via VPC) • This could be on-premises or in EC2 • Configure WorkSpaces Connect • Launch WorkSpaces in connected directory
  19. 19. Corporate Directory Integration Subnet 2 Subnet 1 AZ ‘A’ AZ ‘B’ Workspaces API End-point (Customer Network) VPN Connection OAuth Gateway Public IP Secure Auth (443) Public IP WS User1 Public IP WS User2 On-premises Domain Controllers Directory Join Directory Join WorkSpaces Connect WorkSpaces Connect On-premises Resources
  20. 20. Resource Access Subnet 2 AZ ‘A’ AZ ‘B’ Workspaces API End-point (Customer Network) VPN Connection OAuth Gateway Public IP Secure Auth (443) Public IP WS User1 Public IP WS User2 On-premises Domain Controllers On-premises Resources Subnet 1 Subnet 3 Subnet 4
  21. 21. Demo: Corporate Directory Integration
  22. 22. How to get started? • Quick Start: Evaluate easily • Integrate with Corporate Active Directory • Select Users to receive WorkSpaces • Choose WorkSpaces Bundle • Launch WorkSpaces • Users receive email when provisioned • Users connect to WorkSpaces
  23. 23. Availability • WorkSpaces is now available to all customers • AWS region availability: – US-East-1 (N.Virginia) – US-West-2 (Oregon) • Further regions to follow soon
  24. 24. Recap • Amazon WorkSpaces is available to all customers • Fully-managed desktops • No commitment – provision in minutes • Choice of bundles of hardware and software • Securely sync data • Support multiple devices • Integrate with your corporate Active Directory
  25. 25. © 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. Amazon WorkSpaces: Fully Managed Desktops in the Cloud Paul Duffy, Amazon Web Services March 26th 2014 Thank you!

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