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Teradici PCoIP now available as Part of new Amazon Web Services Desktop Offering

Teradici, the developer of the industry-leading PCoIP technology for virtual workspaces, today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is using PCoIP in its new desktop-as-a-service offering. The new service, Amazon WorkSpaces, was introduced and demonstrated during today’s opening keynote at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas.

Amazon WorkSpaces, a fully managed desktop computing service in the cloud, allows customers to easily provision cloud-based desktops that give end-users access to the documents, applications and resources they need with the device of their choice, including laptops, Kindles, iPads and Android tablets.

“Enterprise mobility, BYOD and increased workplace collaboration are all inevitable trends. Our PCoIP technology reduces the cost and complexity of these innovations, while maintaining enterprise-grade security and availability,” says Dan Cordingley, President and CEO of Teradici. “AWS deciding to deliver desktop computing services in the cloud gives the desktop as a service category significant momentum.”

Amazon WorkSpaces uses Teradici’s cloud-optimized PCoIP technology, which easily scales to meet customer requirements, and provides best-in-class security and a superior user experience over a range of networks.

“Teradici PCoIP is a proven technology with millions of users and a broad ecosystem. We’re excited to be delivering this highly secure and innovative technology via the cloud, solving many of the problems associated with BYOD and simplifying the delivery and management of enterprise personal computing,” says Gene Farrell, General Manager, New Business Initiatives, AWS.

Teradici PCoIP remote display technology allows the user’s desktop operating system, applications and data to reside in the cloud, eliminating the need for traditional desktop workstations and PCs. The PCoIP protocol compresses, encrypts and ¬encodes the entire computing experience at the datacenter and transmits it ‘pixels only’ across a standard IP network. It provides an uncompromised user experience from anywhere, over any network and any type of device, and removes many of the security risks associated with remote data storage on PCs, laptops and tablets.

Key benefits of Teradici PCoIP technology include:

  • Uncompromised user experience
  • Reduced costs
  • Increased agility and scalability
  • Best-in-class security
  • Simplified management
  • Increased organizational mobility

Amazon WorkSpaces will be available on a wide variety of devices including secure, high-performance PCoIP zero clients, and PCoIP Optimized™ thin clients from Teradici’s broad partner ecosystem.

For more information on Amazon WorkSpaces visit
Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:04 PM by David Marshall
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