In a webinar hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) on August 10, presenters shared the basic benefits of AWS WorkSpaces and AppStream 2.0 and how these products should be at the forefront of discussions regarding work from home and the future of higher education. Workspaces is AWS’s cloud native persistent virtualized desktop. AppStream 2.0 allows users to access cloud based non-persistent applications and desktops. Both options give users the ability to perform day-to-day tasks just like a traditional desktop.
In the education space, IT departments are challenged with how to provide machine and software needs to students and staff in an equitable, efficient, and cost effective manner. Many education institutions are currently using legacy on-prem VDI solutions that require them to manage their own physical security, load balancers, stacks, storage administration, or any combination of other services. eLumin utilizes AWS building blocks and gives clients an “easy button” for providing virtual computer labs.
eLumin works to bridge the digital access gap and provides access to anyone, any time, on virtually any device. With a shared goal of productive students, faculty, and staff, the use cases for virtual desktops lend themselves to adjunct faculty, remote workforce and student body, hybrid class models, application migration, and compute-intensive applications