Amazon made the public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud a major force in business IT with its Amazon Web Services (AWS). Now, the retail giant is betting that it can do the same with its new virtual desktop offering: Amazon WorkSpaces.
Here’s how Amazon WorkSpaces will work. The service will offer you a choice of desktop service bundles providing different hardware and software options to meet your business’s needs. Each bundle uses Windows 7 as its desktop running as virtual machines on top of Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. These, in turn, run off AWS.