Amazon WorkSpaces Review

By Joshua Stowers,
business.com writer
| Updated
Mar 26, 2020
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WorkSpaces by Amazon only delivers the Windows 7 Experience via Windows Server 2008 R2. As a result of Microsoft's SPLA, no other licensing is needed. Amazon also offers Active Directory integration.

Several pricing tiers are available ranging from $35 per month to $75 per month depending on hardware and software options with no order minimum. WorkSpaces is based on a heavily modified version of the open-source Xen hypervisor, providing only persistent desktops, and utilizing the PCoIP protocol.

Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces

The Best Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Providers of 2020

The Verdict

WorkSpaces by Amazon only delivers the Windows 7 Experience via Windows Server 2008 R2. As a result of Microsoft's SPLA, no other licensing is needed. Amazon also offers Active Directory integration.

Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon WorkSpaces

The Best Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Providers of 2020

The Verdict

WorkSpaces by Amazon only delivers the Windows 7 Experience via Windows Server 2008 R2. As a result of Microsoft's SPLA, no other licensing is needed. Amazon also offers Active Directory integration.

Joshua is a staff writer based in New York City. He is a former entrepreneur who started a fashion and art, print and digital publication called Elusive Magazine, serving as the features editor for several issues. Previously, he worked in product development for DirectTV and for a content agency that wrote for Verizon and Google. He is a New Jersey native in love with the city lights and skyscrapers.