Remote work is now mainstream. Many organizations have accelerated the transition to cloud computing to provide resources for users working from anywhere and to access hard-to-source talent globally. However, many companies are still struggling to figure out how to balance hybrid work models with productivity and security.
CIOs have tried various methodologies to support remote work – traditional VDI deployments and remote access through a VPN (Virtual Private Network), laptops on SD-WANs, and shipping hardware back and forth, among others. These approaches suffer from many problems including unreliable user experience, lack of performance due to high latency, serious security risks, and complex and expensive management. The result of these outdated approaches is low productivity, high complexity and costs and greater security risk – surely not a formula for success.
Workspot and Amazon are partnering to address the challenges enterprises face. Today we are announcing Workspot on Amazon Workspaces Core. You can read the AWS announcement here. Workspot integrated the Amazon WorkSpaces Core APIs to create a simple connection between the Workspot Cloud PC management console and the Amazon WorkSpaces purpose-built VDI infrastructure. This allows Workspot customers to easily deploy Cloud PCs and scale VDI capacity on AWS Cloud directly from their existing VDI management solution. This new offering combines Workspot’s F500, enterprise-grade, exceptionally reliable global Cloud PC platform with Amazon Workspaces’ deep knowledge and experience operating virtual desktop infrastructure on a massive scale across Amazon Web Services Regions. Want to see Workspot Cloud PCs in action? You can schedule a demo here and we’ll show you how it works!
Cloud PC Platform with Global Reach, High Reliability, and Zero Trust Security
Workspot Cloud PCs on Amazon WorkSpaces Core are for enterprises that require high-performance Cloud PCs featuring enterprise-grade, zero-trust security for a global user base.
Global Automation: Workspot on Amazon WorkSpaces Core automates delivery of Cloud PCs in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Regions to deliver the highest performance by placing each Cloud PC in the AWS Region closest to the end user, minimizing the latency between user and Cloud PC. Enterprises can use one, two, or all AWS Regions concurrently to obtain the highest performance for all users. Workspot Control, which is the web-based management console integrated with the WorkSpaces Core APIs, enables IT to manage all Amazon Workspaces Core regions from a single management console:
- Manage and automate delivery of all Cloud PCs in any combination of AWS Regions from one place. IT can manage and change images as needed.
- Automate all provisioning and maintenance workflows without having to access the VMs, network, or storage directly in AWS, thus removing complexity for IT.
- Manage all Cloud PCs in all regions as a single deployment.
Cost Optimizations and Flexible Options: Optimizing cost is the #1 concern for most IT organizations. Workspot integrates and leverages cost optimization features built into Amazon WorkSpaces Core, such as Cloud PC hibernation and dedicated host management, to deliver the lowest-cost infrastructure options for AWS customers. Workspot also enables customers to choose hourly, monthly, and annual pricing options for their Cloud PCs and workstations so they can select the option best suited for each use case. Amazon offers flexible pricing options so customers can deliver the right resources for every end user.
Global Visibility: All user activities, performance monitoring, and SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) data is delivered to IT through a single admin console with a unified time stamp. The Workspot Network Operations Center (NOC) enables the organization’s operations team to have a real-time, contextualized view of the health of all Cloud PCs globally in a single view. This capability can minimize the impact of an outage and it accelerates both root cause and blast radius analysis.
Adhere to Enterprise Security Requirements: Workspot’s unique architecture separates control of the system from the data transmission. Each organization uses unique proxy gateways; thus, they can use their existing, corporate-standard identity provider, multi-factor authentication, zero trust security policy, and existing security and updating tools. Security teams can connect the Workspot platform to their SIEM, making use of user and platform data to create custom security monitoring and alerts for all activity globally.
Hybrid and Multi-Cloud: Not all workloads may be ready for migration to AWS. Workspot Cloud PCs can also be deployed in hybrid mode using on-premises hypervisors such as VMware vSphere and Linux KVM as well as other cloud infrastructure, including Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. From a single management console, Workspot uniquely provides IT with complete observability of all Cloud PCs, across on-premises and cloud providers.
Workspot Center of Excellence for Cloud PCs: Many organizations do not have end-user computing expertise available on staff. The Workspot Customer Success Team partners with our customers’ IT teams as trusted advisors and acts as an extension to IT. They make use of innovative, proprietary tools to proactively manage and monitor the Cloud PC environment. They collaborate with the customer’s IT team on an ongoing basis to identify Cloud PC performance and connectivity issues and analyze root causes. When needed, Workspot interfaces with key third parties such as AWS, Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA on our customer’s behalf to get to a quick resolution. The Customer Success Team also focuses on ensuring customers benefit from ongoing platform innovation.
Workspot on Amazon WorkSpaces Core will be available across Amazon WorkSpaces commercial regions and zones globally, except Africa-Cape Town.