Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Stack!

To this point in our AppStream deployment, we've created an image and built a streaming instance fleet. In this post, we'll cover the steps necessary to create the AppStream stack, assign users, and test access. Remember from the first post that a stack is the means by which streamed desktops and applications are made available … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Stack!

Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Build the Fleet!

In the first post of this AppStream series, we created an AppStream Image using the Image Builder. With the image created, we will focus on the task of building our fleet. Remember from the first post that a fleet consists of a number of “streaming instances” that service the streaming demand. If you're familiar with … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Build the Fleet!

Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Image

Overview A fairly common ask in relation to the AWS End-User Computing portfolio had been a non-persistent virtual desktop. That ask was answered in August 2020 when AWS introduced a new feature called Desktop View, which provides a desktop experience through Amazon AppStream. In this multi-part series, I'll go through the process to create and … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Image

Has the Cloud Era Arrived? Thoughts from Cloud Field Day 8 #CFD8

I don't need to explain how crazy this year has been. Everyone realizes that we live in "unprecedented times" and that 2020 has more than likely stamped permanent change to many aspects of our lives. The same can also be said for the corporate IT landscape. Cloud adoption has been steadily increasing over the last … Continue reading Has the Cloud Era Arrived? Thoughts from Cloud Field Day 8 #CFD8

Clumio dives into the Data Protection as a Service market

Clumio unveiled a new cloud based backup service today and formally threw their hat into the Data Protection ring. Built from the cloud up, Clumio looks to expand upon the relatively new "as a service" model of Data Protection. Most of the major Data Protection players have focused on private cloud solutions and evolved into … Continue reading Clumio dives into the Data Protection as a Service market

Cloudy with a chance of APIs – Reflections from Tech Field Day 19

Tech Field Day 19 took place in Silicon Valley the week of June 26th, with presentations from Ixia, Automation Anywhere, NetApp, Druva and VMware. For those unfamiliar with Tech Field Day, it is an event that was started almost 10 years ago to bring together independent influencers (delegates) and vendors to discuss the technical aspects … Continue reading Cloudy with a chance of APIs – Reflections from Tech Field Day 19