What is a Cloud Workstation?

Workspot offers a turnkey solution for high-performance workloads that maximizes productivity for power users while lowering cost and complexity for IT and the business.

Workspot cloud workstations leverage cloud GPU instances, enabling customers to run resource-hungry graphics applications such as Revit, Petrel, AutoCAD, PTC Creo, Ansys, SOLIDWORKS, ArcGIS and Adobe Premiere.

Our cloud VDI supercharges your business agility and competitiveness and saves on upfront CapEx and cumbersome hardware refreshes. For distributed teams, IT has no need to procure, set up and ship physical devices to end users. With Workspot, enterprises have the option to enable a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy across their workforce.


Download the Solution Brief: Workspot Cloud Workstations and find out how to deploy GPU cloud workstations in days!

Workspot Cloud Workstations on Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud



“We’re seeing ridiculous speed with Workspot”
Andy Knauf, CIO, Mead & Hunt


Cloud Workstation Capabilities

Blazing Fast Performance

Leverage Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud global cloud regions to easily provision high performance cloud workstations for all your CAD applications. Co-location of data with compute power, in the cloud, ensures that users experience fast file read/write times and fluid 3D CAD model creation. There is no data corruption or loss, even if your connection to the cloud workstation is interrupted.

Robust Security

Workspot cloud workstations are not susceptible to IP theft, data loss, malware, ransomware or user error. There is no data on any edge device and our cloud-native architecture features encryption for data in motion and at rest. IT has 100% control over the deployment including a global view of all user activity, conditional access provisioning and geo-fencing.

Rapid Scalability

Scale your cloud workstation deployment to match organizational and project needs – in minutes! The solution can scale on-demand and across multiple cloud regions – all from a single pane of glass.

Built-in DR

Meet your BCP/DR requirements. Maximize organizational productivity and minimize downtime through built-in disaster recovery.

Built-in Compliance

Simplify compliance around data sovereignty, eDiscovery, IT audits and local regulations by centralizing and controlling access to your IP (e.g. BIM Level 2, GDPR).

Cloud Workstations Support Multi-Monitor Environments

Use Cases for Cloud Workstations

Collaborate securely on 3D CAD & BIM models with cloud workstations

Firms utilizing cross-functional teams to collaborate on BIM are increasing productivity and reducing project delivery times. Learn more here.

Enable AEC joint ventures

Inter-firm collaboration for large and small AEC projects involving multiple firms is improving partnership ROI and client outcomes.

Process large volumes of drone data faster

Process millions of cloud data points up to 10x faster with Workspot cloud workstations. Read how Dudek increased their competitive advantage.

Increase productivity of CAD/CAE engineers in Manufacturing

Organizations transitioning their PDM/PLM systems to the cloud use cloud workstations to ensure high engineer productivity.

Enable remote employees, contractors and partners

Enterprises rely on remote employees, contractors and partners for various projects. Securing intellectual property and maintaining high productivity and employee satisfaction, while working remotely is a challenge for enterprises employing a distributed workforce.

Reduce IT complexity

Workspot cloud solutions are built to simplify IT management without disrupting existing workflows. Remove your IT staff away from the mundane task of servicing PCs and redirect them to explore and implement new solutions.

“Now, engineers can collaborate with colleagues almost anywhere, and we don’t incur the cost to replicate terabytes of data across their locations.”

– Israel Sumano, Senior Director of Infrastructure Services, Southland Industries

“Workspot is the only way to deliver the kind of user experience that keeps our CAD engineers and my IT team happy and productive.”

– Eric Quinn, CTO, C&S Companies

“The ROI makes Workspot a no-brainer.”

– Brian Nordmann, CIO, Dudek


Cloud Workstation ROI & Customer Success Stories

Workspot customers have experienced greater than 3x ROI through business growth & productivity, cost avoidance and strategic benefits. Ready to calculate your ROI estimate? Read our Executive Brief!


Southland Industries: See how Southland Industries, a leading MEP design-build contractor, is boosting collaboration, increasing access to nation-wide BIM talent, and reducing data replication related complexity, using the Workspot Workstation Cloud.

Dudek: With the advent of drones, firms are able to survey vast areas of land with high-resolution images. This introduces a new problem of processing that data efficiently and in a timely manner. See how Dudek solved this problem by utilizing the Workspot cloud workstations and increased drone data processing throughput by 10x!

Mead & Hunt: Deploying and managing physical workstations and/or legacy VDI solutions can be a drain on IT resources and constrain growth. Find out how Mead & Hunt fulfilled its growth objectives and simplified IT management by switching to the Workspot cloud workstations.

AEC firms can realize significant ROI with Workspot cloud workstations.

Download the Executive Brief to examine the ROI
of Workspot cloud workstations.