AWS has recently announced that Amazon WorkSpaces has been deployed at scale for medium to large enterprises.
Amazon Workspaces creates virtual desktop computing for everyone to access the files they using their preferred device, whether it be laptops or mobile devices. Johnson & Johnson has employed Amazon Workspaces and their experience has been documented in the presentation below.
To complement WorkSpaces, AWS has also included CloudWatch metrics as part of the service. These metrics allow administrators to monitor and determine the connection status of all WorkSpaces in a directory. These metrics are as follows:
- Available – WorkSpace responds and is online
- Unhealthy – No response from WorkSpace; bad connection
- ConnectionAttempt – the number of attempts to connect to a WorkSpace
- ConnectionSuccess – the number of connection attempts that succeeded
- ConnectionFailure – the number of connection attempts that failed
- SessionLaunchTime – the amount of time it took to start a session
- InSessionLatency – the time it took for a roundtrip communication between WorkSpaces client and WorkSpaces.
- SessionDisconnect – the number of sessions that automatically closed after initiation.
This enhancement is now live, so clients on Amazon WorkSpaces may start using them today.