Amazon WorkSpaces from Nuvens is a simple to manage, low cost Windows desktop, delivered to any device, anywhere in the world, in minutes solution

 Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces is a managed, secure cloud desktop service. You can use Amazon WorkSpaces to provision either Windows or Linux desktops in just a few minutes and quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe. You can pay either monthly or hourly, just for the WorkSpaces you launch, which helps you save money when compared to traditional desktops and on-premises VDI solutions. Amazon WorkSpaces helps you eliminate the complexity in managing hardware inventory, OS versions and patches, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), which helps simplify your desktop delivery strategy. With Amazon WorkSpaces, your users get a fast, responsive desktop of their choice that they can access anywhere, anytime, from any supported device.

Why Amazon WorkSpaces:

  • Reduces costs of expensive hardware
  • Simplifies your desktop delivery
  • Improves your data security
  • Easier to manage desktop resources
  • Flexible OS deployment options
  • Centrally manage and scale a global desktop deployment
  • Directory Integration with AD and MFA

Nuvens Six steps to Amazon WorkSpaces Project Success 

Step 1 : Proof Of Technology

Our definition of the proof of technology  is where you can download and trial up to two WorkSpaces, for 60 days via the AWS Free Tier initiative. During this stage, you can play with it in your own time, test on a few devices and see that it actually does do what it says on the tin.

To access the free tier, you can either set this account up yourself, by following the link below or ask Nuvens to setup an account for you. There are advantages of engaging Nuvens at this early stage as our billing platform offers greater flexibility over the standard AWS platform and we are able to offer more flexible billing terms and alerts, should you want to use more than the free tier. The pricing and AWS interface is exactly the same as what you would receive from signing up direct. 

Step 2 : Proof Of Concept

Once you have completed state one and are happy with what you have seen, it is time to more on to the proof of concept. During this phase, we will help you, through a series of short workshops or remote sessions, create a test environment for up to 20 WorkSpaces for 60 days.

Included within this process would be the deployment and testing of up to 5 key business applications and integration into your sandbox environment. This engagement is co funded between ourselves and AWS meaning a ZERO cost to yourselves.

Step 3: Discovery

Many companies do not fully understand their application set and this is where Nuvens can really help. We will provide you with accurate overview of your environment – for example, which applications are used, CPU\memory activity, network traffic, which are best fit for virtualisation, traffic generated and hardware age. 

From the information gathered in this phase, you will be able to make data driven, informed decisions as to the right path to take to move your desktop into a hosted environment. 

Step 4: High level design and accurate cost estimation.

Along with a high level design, we will take the information gleaned in the previous phase and provide you with cost modelling based on the correct WorkSpace sizing for users, also  known as rightsizing.

During this process we will also look at you existing management and security tools to ensure they are fit for purpose for Amazon WorkSpaces.

Step 5: Low level design and deployment.  

We use AWS best practices to design our environments and will liaise with your relevant staff, in workshops or one-to-one sessions, to form a vision of your user requirements. This will ensure that the correct WorkSpaces and applications are assigned to your users, and may open up other areas where WorkSpaces can be used to benefit your company.

We will also take into account your existing application deployment environment and appropriately design the solution with this in consideration.

Step 6: Project Hand Over and Skills Transfer  

You can be as hands on or hands off as you would like. We generally find a combination of both works best, however we can also offer a complete, ongoing, managed service once migrated.

What we truly believe is unique is the added value we bring to your deployment, with the integration of our WorkSpaces Portal for both users and admins, simplifying ongoing deployment and management and, helping users self-service their day to day needs. Your portal will be custom branded and will require zero knowledge of using the Amazon platform for the day to day management of your WorkSpaces Estate. 

Require More Information?

Either give us a call on 0203 900 0870 or complete the short form below to speak with one of our AWS accredited consultants who will be able to answer any technical or commercial question you may have. 

Don’t just take our word for it, here are just some of our clients recent feedback