Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

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Score 8.4 out of 100
Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)

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$21.00

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Maximum Price

$140.00

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
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What is Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)?

Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure cloud desktop service. Amazon WorkSpaces removes the complexity in managing hardware inventory, OS versions and patches, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI),

Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
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Score 8 out of 10
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Workspaces are used for remotely connecting to our organization's servers and access our virtual machines from anywhere. We use this application widely in our company. It has a simple and clean UI for any user to understand. Especially during work from the home period, it has been our part of daily work life. It runs smoothly without any stutters. It's a great option for accessing virtual machines. It is fast, secure, and reliable.
  • Minimalistic UI
  • Multi factor authentication is enabled for better security
  • Secure and reliable
  • Less vulnerable to virus attacks
  • Has application for every major Operating system
  • Restarting workspaces takes lot of time
  • MFA can be done only via email. Text or dedicated app would be a great choice.
It is best suited for work-from-home situations. It doesn't require any VPN to connect. It runs smoothly and without any lags. But when the internet is slow it gets disconnected instantly without intimating the user. It is well designed and completely optimized to run on any operating system. However, macOS client suffers while closing the application. Updates are regular.
🐿 Matthew Karsten | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) allows our remote work force to access Amazon's comprehensive Virtual Desktop offerings anywhere without being limited by a fast connection or infrastructure. Amazon currently offers a large free tier offering and has made the UI much easier to navigate. This is an offering that is currently very reliable and growing rapidly. Amazon is a source for remote desktops with packages to suit an individual, small business or enterprise. The free tier is suitable for learning, an individual or small business to become well versed in AWS.
  • Configurable to meet any project need, terminate when not in use
  • Substantial free tier
  • Much improved UI
  • Rapidly deploying new offerings
  • Ease of use, but a bit of set up
  • Could use UI simplification
  • More Mac offerings
With a substantial free tier, AWS is a solution for fast, reliable and secure access to tools and workflows for any project. AWS is still the most intimidating cloud solution to approach. While there is no shortage to power and solutions, it is not for the faint of heart. It is easy to get lost while using AWS though the solution is there. Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) requires an IT manager with experience deploying applications and building databases. Comparably, Parallels is a much easier UI to navigate, along with many open source and free options.
Joe Foran | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Amazon WorkSpaces is currently in an extended pilot in our organization as part of our post-COVID response to creating a "hardware device agnostic" infrastructure that does not depend on traditional hardware to enable employees to perform their computing functions normally. The goal is to be able to present any user with their full range of applications and services, as well as file, from any endpoint. The current trial involves employees in multiple departments using the service to access a virtualized Windows Desktop.
  • Quick, clean access to the VDI images.
  • Easy provisioning of images to use based on multiple criteria.
  • Integrating with our other products (AV/AM, productivity, etc.).
  • Streaming of media to the endpoint.
For our use case, we found Amazon WorkSpaces well suited to remote work and other "work from home" and "work on the road" situations where the end user did not need to consume HD media (notably 4K) and did not need to produce any multimedia (audio, video, etc), but rather needed to perform more typical tasks such as web-browsing our corporate intranet and internal online apps, accessing files and using them through office productivity suites (Office - both online and desktop, and LibreOffice are under testing), etc.
Score 8 out of 10
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[Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI)] is used as a virtual machine to connect to our network for troubleshooting purposes
  • Effective Token validation
  • Safe way to manage our credentials
  • The machine state is preserved to continue the next day from the same point
  • Copy and paste does not work well
  • The performance is degraded during the day being slow at the end of the journey
  • Some user interface issues displaying the page
  • Sometimes when I type a word a letter is pasted many [times]
[Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) is] well suited in security aspects

Not always appropriate in user experience with the interface as typing and using shortcuts don't work as expected
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use Amazon WorkSpaces as our Virtual Machine software of choice. Whether we use it for consultants or employees, we've found it simpler to manage and easier to roll-out than other VM services such as VMWare or Windows Remote Desktop. Hosted by AWS, this service allows us to quickly scale our virtual desktop needs.
  • Amazon WorkSpaces provides us with total control over our employee/consultant workstations.
  • We can spin up new workstations in minutes.
  • At the moment, I have no complaints about this service. I've used other VM software for years, and this is by far the simplest and easiest I've tried.
Amazon WorkSpaces (VDI) is easy to set up from both an IT perspective and a user perspective. Being a cloud-based virtual desktop, you have all your data, programs. and workflows accessible from anywhere with a simple download and sign-in. IT management is just as easy. Security, network, permissions, they're all easy to control from Amazon WorkSpaces.
AWS support in general is pretty good, and WorkSpaces is no exception. We haven't had too much need for support but on the occasion we have, they've been quick to respond and helpful. Our issues have been resolved rapidly.