Amazon Work Spaces is a run, stable Desktop-as – a-Service (DaaaS) solution. You can use Amazon Work Spaces to distribute either Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes and easily scale up and deliver thousands of desktops and staff across the globe. You can pay either daily or weekly, only for the Work Spaces you’re starting, which lets you save time relative to conventional VDI desktops and on-site solutions. Amazon Work Spaces lets you reduce the burden of handling hardware inventory, OS releases and fixes, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) that lets simplify your software distribution plan.
Benefits of Desktop-as-a-Service:
a)Optimize Desktop Delivery
Cloud Distribution Amazon Workspaces lets you remove all of the manual activities involved with handling the cloud life-cycle, including the provisioning, installation, repair and recycling of desktops. There is less hardware inventory to handle and no need for complex virtual desktop interface (VDI) implementations that do not scale.
Amazon Work Spaces eliminates the need to over-purchase desktop and laptop resources by providing on-demand access to cloud desktops that include a range of computing, memory, and storage resources to meet the performance needs of your users.
c)Safeguard your Data
Amazon WorkSpaces is deployed within the Amazon Virtual Private Network (VPC), gives each user access to persistent, encrypted storage volumes in the AWS Cloud, and integrates with the AWS Key Management Service (KMS). No user data is stored on your local device. This helps improve the security of user data and reduces your overall risk area.
d)Preconfigure and Level your Worldwide distribution
Amazon Workspaces is available in 13 AWS regions and provides access to high-performance cloud desktops wherever your teams work. You can manage the global deployment of thousands of workspaces from the AWS console. And you can quickly supply and de-provision your desktops as the needs of your workforce change.
Use Cases for the Service
a)Secure Cloud Desktops for Remote, Mobile and Contract Employees
Rapid growth of remote and mobile workers puts pressure on IT to provide fast, easy access to corporate applications and data from the device of their choice.
b)Enable bring your own device
Amazon WorkSpaces helps mobile and remote employees access applications that users need by providing a cloud desktop that can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection via any supported device.
c)Scaling desktops for software testing and development
Developers and test teams need access to a secure, high- workspace to complete tasks without the cost and inventory that comes with a lot of over- physical hardware. You can provide Amazon WorkSpaces with all the tools your developers need to build applications quickly. Your source code is not stored on developer devices that help ensure the security of your intellectual property.
d)Quickly providing persistent desktops for classroom and lab settings
Amazon WorkSpaces provides a full, persistent desktop that students can use throughout their education, while Amazon AppStream 2.0 allows course instructors to quickly deliver specific applications for their classroom needs. Used together, you can easily build the learning environment that your students need and ensure that students have what they need for your class from day one.
e)Rapid integration during mergers and acquisitions
M&A companies must support rapid on-boarding or off-loading of large numbers of employees with quick, easy and secure access to company applications and data. They have to do this across a variety of devices without spending a lot of money or going through long, complex integrations. With Amazon Workspaces, IT teams can quickly provide and decommission secure Workspaces to keep up with changing organizational structures.