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Amazon WorkSpaces: Transforming Traditional IT Environments

The year 2020 has been challenging due to the prolonged period of the pandemic. This has created a significant change in the IT industry, which maintains continuous delivery through the work from home option. Although this was introduced in 2013, the use cases of Amazon workspaces have played a vital role in business continuity in the face of the global pandemic.

Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed, persistent desktop virtualization service that enables users to access the data, applications, and resources they need, anywhere, anytime, from any supported device.

It enables you to provision virtual, cloud-based Windows or Linux desktops for your workers/employees. Amazon WorkSpaces eliminates the need to procure and deploy hardware or install complex software. One can quickly add or remove users as and when required while giving its end users the provision to access their virtual desktops from multiple devices or any web browser.

Top features of Amazon WorkSpaces:

Benefits of using Amazon WorkSpaces:

AWS WorkSpaces Workflow:


The above diagram describes how to set up AWS workspace and configure it with an active directory. You can associate WorkSpace with VPC for both Windows and Linux and one can use the directory for storing and managing their information for their workspaces and the users. It uses Active Directory, AD connector/ Microsoft AD to authenticate users so that the users can access their workspace by using a client application from the supported devices.


Amazon WorkSpace works with end-user computing where an organization adapts with an agile methodology for better performance, data security and to improve the productivity of the workers. By moving the Windows and the Linux desktops to the Amazon WorkSpace, the organization can easily scale up by adding additional users to the group, improving the security of the device, and providing a portable desktop through which the workers can access the desktop from anywhere by using any devices of their choice.

In June 2016, AWS announced, Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region as the 13th AWS Region. Now, AWS provides 35 AZs across 13 regions globally. Are you an Indian AWS (Amazon Web Services) Cloud Customer? Do you want to adopt AWS Mumbai Region for your production? For AWS (Amazon Web Services) Cloud Customers in India, check out the blog.

The time is right for small and medium businesses to adopt Amazon Workspaces to scale effectively and effortlessly, and progress through cloud innovation seamlessly.

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WRITTEN BY Sindhu Priya M



  1. Anusha Shanbhag

    May 21, 2021


    Very useful, especially in this pandemic. AWS WorkSpaces are the perfect solution for all desktop issues.

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