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March 27, 2014

Amazon’s WorkSpaces Available To Businesses

Cloud Aspect of Company Continues Growth

Workplaces depending on Amazon Web Services are moving up — into the cloud.

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Amazon announced Wednesday it’s new WorkSpaces is available to businesses. The announcement follows months of testing.

WorkSpaces enables users to work from the cloud by connecting them to their virtual desktop. The services works for PC, Mac, iPad and Android tablets meaning users can access all of their applications whether they are in the office or working off-site.

Amazon Web Services quotes a post from Peet’s Coffee & Tea on its site. The California-based company is one of 10,000 that signed up for the service.

The blog post indicates the new service was a hit.

“In order to support our growth, we had been looking at options to scale and support mobility of our desktop deployment across all channels including retail and corporate with cost reduction in hardware, software, and operational work,” reads the post. “With Amazon WorkSpaces we will be able to reduce downtime, operational efforts, and our data center size, while achieving significant cost savings, getting the scalability and performance needed in alignment with compliance and security goals, and providing seamless experience to our employees.”

As reported by CNet, Amazon’s enterprise arm may not be as well known as its consumer side but it’s an aspect of the company that has grown over the past few years. When it comes to cloud computing, Amazon is gaining ground.


W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.