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Deploying Amazon WorkSpaces at Scale with Johnson & Johnson


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Amazon WorkSpaces is an enterprise desktop computing service in the cloud. In this session, we will discuss configuration and management of Amazon WorkSpaces as part of your private network. We will also introduce Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager, a fast, flexible, and secure way for you to deploy and manage applications for your Amazon WorkSpaces.

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Deploying Amazon WorkSpaces at Scale with Johnson & Johnson

  1. 1. NEW YORK ©2015,  Amazon  Web  Services,  Inc.  or  its  affiliates.  All  rights  reserved
  2. 2. ©2015,  Amazon  Web  Services,  Inc.  or  its  affiliates.  All  rights  reserved Deploying Amazon WorkSpaces at Scale Jeff Mendelsohn, Johnson & Johnson Nathan Thomas, Amazon Web Services
  3. 3. Agenda •  Building WorkSpaces •  Deploying WorkSpaces at scale •  Q&A
  4. 4. Building WorkSpaces
  5. 5. What is a WorkSpace? A managed desktop computing service in the cloud Simple Secure Flexible
  6. 6. Customer challenges •  Realizing the “virtual desktop dream” •  Increasing popularity of BYOD •  Growing diversity of workforce •  Significant tablet adoption •  Keeping desktops secure
  7. 7. Taking VDI to the cloud
  8. 8. Simple to use On-demand, pay-as-you-go Launch the number of WorkSpaces needed Heavy lifting taken care of by AWS
  9. 9. Simple to use Use existing management tools •  Manage WorkSpaces like any other desktop •  Compatible with popular tools such as SCCM
  10. 10. Integrate your corporate directory IT: Control policies with familiar tools Users: Use existing enterprise credentials
  11. 11. Build custom images •  Build WorkSpaces image templates •  Pair images with hardware types to create bundles •  Launch WorkSpaces from bundles Simple to use
  12. 12. Keep data secure and available •  No data stored on end-user device •  Only pixels delivered to users •  User volume backed by Amazon S3 •  Connect through control plane •  VPC integration
  13. 13. Keep data secure and available Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) •  Users: Get to use existing one-time tokens •  IT: Integrate with existing MFA solution
  14. 14. Example architecture
  15. 15. Customers drive innovation APIs Manage WorkSpaces actions such as Create/ Reboot/Remove via command line or APIs. Monitoring Review WorkSpaces health and connection metrics. Set up custom alarms for events.
  16. 16. •  iPad •  Kindle Fire HDX •  Android Tablet •  Microsoft Windows PC •  Mac •  Zero clients Support multiple devices
  17. 17. Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager (Amazon WAM) WorkSpacesAmazon WAM Deploy applications AWS Marketplace for Desktop Apps Applications where you already own the license Line of business applications Manage applications •  Versioning •  Usage metering •  Smaller custom images Deploy applications •  Package your own applications •  Upload applications where you own the license •  Subscribe from the AWS Marketplace for Desktop Apps
  18. 18. Deploying WorkSpaces at scale
  19. 19. Considering WorkSpaces Planning Testing and validation Implementation
  20. 20. 2015 use cases ~8,000 users Replace end-of-life desktops ~16,000 users Contractors / Opt-in employees BYOD Zero clients
  21. 21. Moving forward… Zero client at the office •  Office-bound workers Home computer at home •  Zero clients in all facilities retrofits •  Hoteling / shared workspace areas
  22. 22. Why WorkSpaces? •  Scalable and global •  No upfront CapEx •  Capacity on-demand •  Rate of innovation •  Instrumentation and controls •  Cost savings •  Focus on the service, not the infrastructure
  23. 23. Implementation Service Catalog / Automation WorkSpaces API & CLI Integration Multiple Geos AWS Direct Connect Line of Business Applications Custom Images
  24. 24. Implementation Enable Support Staff
  25. 25. Implementation Enable End-Users
  26. 26. Full lifecycle eDiscovery, document retention Snapshot, archive
  27. 27. 5 key learnings •  Traditional VDI was not aligned with our needs •  Technology is not the challenge •  Getting the business case right was critical •  End-user experience makes or breaks success •  Don’t take network coverage and capacity for granted
  28. 28. Questions?
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  30. 30. NEW YORK