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.