Amazon WorkSpaces - Fully Managed Desktops in the Cloud

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AWS Summit 2014 Brisbane - Breakout 3

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. © 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 Push Button Desktops in the Cloud…. Dean Samuels Solution Architect, Amazon Web Services “And other ways to deliver desktop applications from AWS”
  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) Better application compatibility, 1:1 User to VM mapping, VM level isolation, personalization and more control, persistent or non-persistent experience VDI Full Client Desktops Running as Virtual Machines (VMs) Individual Client VMs
  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 High scalability, many:1 User to desktop image, streamlined desktop management, persistent or non-persistent experience Session Virtualization Single Server Desktop Being Shared via Sessions Single Server Desktop
  7. 7. Customer Considerations Workforce roles, BYOD, Applications Current State At what cost did you enable Agility ? Need access to apps & data Hardware & Software Refresh Traditional VDI requires a significant investment in infrastructure and licensing Speed of connection, application latency, data location Authentication, isolation, data security Existing application ecosystem
  8. 8. Cloud Hosted Desktop Options
  9. 9. Self-Managed - XenApp/XenDesktop Source: http://support.citrix.com/servlet/KbServlet/download/37135-102-709877/Deploy XenApp and XenDesktop 7 5 with Amazon VPC.pdf AWS Region Customer VPC NetScaler CloudBridge End-users Corp Office & Remote StoreFrontAD AZ1 AZ2 XA NetScaler CloudBridge StoreFrontAD Internet Gateway XD XA XD
  10. 10. Self-Managed – Hybrid XenApp/XenDesktop Amazon Web Services Amazon VPC Enterprise Datacenter Enterprise Network CloudBridge XA XD XA XD AG ConnectorLicensing Connector 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
  11. 11. Self-Managed – Remote Desktop Services AWS Region Customer VPC RD Gateway RD Web Access End-users RDP Client RD Connection Broker AD AZ1 AZ2 RD Gateway RD Web Access Licensing ServerAD Internet Gateway RD Session Hosts RD Session Hosts
  12. 12. Managed - WorkSpaces
  13. 13. Push Button Deployment •  Launch the number of WorkSpaces needed •  All heavy lifting taken care of by AWS •  Users receive email to install clients and connect WorkSpaces
  14. 14. Support Multiple Devices •  iPad •  Kindle Fire HDX (Keyboard & Mouse) •  Android Tablet •  Microsoft Windows •  Mac
  15. 15. Choose Software and Hardware All WorkSpaces Bundles provide the Windows 7 Experience to users (provided by Windows Server 2008 R2 with RDS). 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)
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Identity and Directory options WorkSpaces Connect Directory: Use existing AD credentials Simplify management Cloud Directory: Remove requirement to provision and manage a directory service Availability Zone Availability Zone Directory Controller Directory Controller Virtual Private Cloud Availability Zone Availability Zone WorkSpaces Connect WorkSpaces Connect VPN Gateway Or Direct Connect Corporate Data center Customer Gateway Domain Controller
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Corporate Directory Integration Subnet 2 Subnet 1 AZ ‘A’ AZ ‘B’ WorkSpaces API End-point Customer Network VPN Connection Public IP WS User1 Public IP WS User2 On-premises Domain Controllers Directory Join Directory Join WorkSpaces Connect WorkSpaces Connect On-premises Resources Direct ConnectWorkSpaces Gateway Oauth Gateway Users Secure Auth (443) Secure Auth (443)
  21. 21. Accessing Resources Subnet 2 Subnet 1 AZ ‘A’ AZ ‘B’ WorkSpaces API End-point Customer Network VPN Connection Public IP WS User1 Public IP WS User2 On-premises Domain Controllers On-premises Resources Direct ConnectWorkSpaces Gateway Oauth Gateway Users Subnet 4 Subnet 3 Internet RO DC RO DC Amazon Redshift Amazon EC2 Amazon RDS Legacy Apps Amazon EC2 Amazon RDS Legacy Apps Elastic Beanstalk
  22. 22. Takes the I out of VDI Source: http://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/tco-comparison-amazon-workspaces-and-traditional-virtual-desktop-infrastructure-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
  23. 23. Easy Sharing Simple document feedback Access from any device Integrate your corporate directory Secure Low cost
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. Customer Use Cases
  28. 28. Use Case: Regionally Distributed Users Users Users Users Users Users Amazon WorkSpaces AD EC2 Apps OP Chatty/Heavy Protocols - eg CIFS/TCP PCoIP
  29. 29. Use Case: Mobile Users
  30. 30. Use Case: Rich Graphical App Delivery to the masses
  31. 31. •  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/  
  32. 32. Expand your skills with AWS Certification aws.amazon.com/certification Exams Validate your proven technical expertise with the AWS platform On-Demand Resources aws.amazon.com/training/ self-paced-labs Videos & Labs Get hands-on practice working with AWS technologies in a live environment aws.amazon.com/training Instructor-Led Courses Training Classes Expand your technical expertise to design, deploy, and operate scalable, efficient applications on AWS

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