Wednesday, November 12, 2014

AWS Workspaces and Zocolo

After a wonderful lunch of a "Texas" Short rib and "Louisiana" Chicken, Shane and I are in the session on Workspaces and Zocolo.  The last room was so crowded that I really couldn't function but this room seems to only have about 100 people or so.  A little more relaxed crowd than the full nerdy sessions.

Here we go.

Talk between VDI and Session Virtualization

Current customer challenges:  Reduce TCO per user.  Application remediation on new Windows O/S is the  most expensive.

Costs are higher than you think in a traditional VDI environment (Horizon View).

Amazon WorkSpaces use cases:  Mobile device access, high security, remote employees, seasonal workers, student workspaces, developer workspaces

Key benefits:  fully managed infrastructure, support multiple devices, keep data secure and available, choose hardware and software, pay as you go, corporate directory integration

Fully managed infrastructure:  Launch the number of workspaces needed, all heavy lifting taken care of by AWS, users receive email to install clients and connect

Support for multiple devices:  iPad,  Kindle Fire HDX, Android tablet, Microsoft Windows, Mac, Zero clients

Keep data secure and available:  Multi-factor authentication, no data stored on end-user device, PCoIP, user volume backed by Amazon S3

Choose software and hardware:  Value, 1 vCPU, 2 GB RAM, 10 GB storage,  Standard 2vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 50 GB storage, Performance 2 vCPU, 7.5 GB RAM, 100 GB storage.  Plus adds Office and Trend Micro environment.  Each level can add "Plus" to it.

Pay as You Go:  Value $25, Standard $35, Performance $60.  Add $15 per month for Plus.

Custom Images are new.  Golden images

Corporate Directory Integration.  You can either use your own AD or use a cloud based one.

Files on the Go:  Securely backup and sync users data, install on workspace and a pc and mac, data is backed up to S3, users can access their data when they need it.

Demo of Texas A&M gazoo desktop.

On to Zocolo:

Sharing documents easily and securely.

On to the demo.

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