back to article Amazon’s cloudy desktops creep towards cloudy workstations

Amazon Web Services has made an interesting tweak to its “Workspaces” desktop-as-a-service offering: temporary local storage. The cloud pioneer’s previous Workspaces all had to make do with 100GB for a root volume and the same quantity of storage for user data. The new Graphics.g4dn and GraphicsPro.g4dn Workspaces add …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "temporary local storage"

    To be followed by "temporary local processing". Bingo ! AWS has just reinvented the local network.

    The wheel just turns around, nothing is invented.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "temporary local storage"

      "nothing is invented" but I would be amazed if AWS can't be hacked at all and nobody is working on inventing a way of hacking cloudy workstations. I do not hack things myself but to protect everything in my company, one of the things I do is to study how to hack everything we run and I can see a couple of ways that hacking users content on AWS might work but I'm not going to mention them here.

  2. Korev Silver badge

    The new instances aren’t cheap - $537 and $959 a month respectively – but it’s also possible to pay a monthly reservation fee and hourly rental. Bringing your own Windows license knocks a few dollars off the monthly fees and a few cents off the hourly rate.

    For those prices you could easily buy a similar spec on-prem work station for your office in a couple of months... Obviously if your data are in AWS then it does make some sense to use a workstation there, but I just can't see how/why you'd want to use these otherwise...

    1. kz20fl2

      Damn straight - I paid about £2000 for a desktop with twice the power

    2. captain veg Silver badge

      Bringing your own Windows license knocks a few dollars off the monthly fees

      Alternatively use a more efficient operating system and spec cheaper (virtual) hardware for the same performance.


  3. Tim 11

    Is this an article or an advert?

    Just sayin'

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