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Amazon WorkSpaces Alternative: Deliver Fully Managed Windows Applications and Desktops to Any Device

Move to V2 Cloud to streamline the deployment and management of virtual desktops. Our fully integrated Desktop-as-a-Service solution accelerates time-to-value, reduces implementation efforts and lowers costs.

Deploy in Minutes and Reduce IT Overhead

Up and running out-of-the-box

V2 Cloud’s all-in-one Desktop-as-a-Service solution includes built-in security, virtual private networks and remote working features without need for complex plugins and long learning curves that is so often required by AWS and other providers..

Seamless scalability

Regardless of how small your initial deployment is, V2 Cloud can help you scale up and down as your requirements change without unfeasible one-time charges. Most other providers’ solutions have expensive setup fees, making them unsuitable for small deployments, and cannot easily scale down.

Fully managed, fully supported

V2 Cloud takes on all of the responsibility for designing, deploying, and running your VDI environment. Rather than investing in extensive training for your staff, hire expensive VDI consultants or even full time employees, V2 Cloud’s solution is delivered as-a-service. Extensive 24/7 technical support via multiple channels combined with proactive monitoring ensures at least 99.95% uptime.

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Factors for Deciding on an Amazon WorkSpaces Alternative

Number of Users

This is the key factor to consider when evaluating a Amazon Workspaces deployment. The number of users is representative of the total amount of workload you require and is the main price-driving force.

Factors V2 Cloud Amazon Workspaces

Small-to-mid sized deployments

Amazon solutions see good return on investment with large deployments. So if your number of users is anywhere under 250, V2 Cloud is the suitable solution for you. It enables you to scale up and down without friction, manage your users and platform from a centralized dashboard, reduce costs and provide better long-term stability.

Large deployments

Solutions over 250 end-users come hand-in-hand with more complex cloud infrastructure that can be suited with the help of V2 Cloud’s product experts. However, if you have the required expertise and experience in-house, solutions provided by vendors such as Amazon and VMWare may give you better technical flexibility to suit your use cases.

Existing Cloud Environments

Your existing cloud or on-premise estate are key considerations when choosing a VDI vendor. Some solutions are fully vendor and cloud-agnostic, while other work better when you already have an estate with a specific vendor.

Factors V2 Cloud Amazon Workspaces

Existing Amazon cloud environment

Amazon WorkSpaces may be a natural choice for customers with an already established Amazon estate. WorkSpaces may be a convenient choice compared to other VDI solutions. It is also worth considering that Amazon WorkSpaces requires specialized setup and operational knowledge despite similarities with other Amazon products.

Different cloud providers, on-premise or hybrid deployments

Smaller teams can provide value more quickly with a less-complex and more modern product using features such as VM templates and simplified configuration. V2 Cloud’s DaaS offering is tailored for businesses with limited IT resources.

Vendor-Specific Technical Expertise

Factors V2 Cloud Amazon Workspaces
Deploying and managing VDI platforms such as Amazon Workspaces requires in-depth technical expertise, often specific to that one product. Most traditional VDI solutions now have engineers that specialise in a single product or suite of products such as WorkSpaces due to the complex management and configuration required.

V2 Cloud is intuitive and easy to use, with a simplified network setup, templates for deployments and easy application and desktop management. The features and setup processes available through V2 Cloud reduce the technical expertise required, ensuring IT staff can spend as little time as possible learning complex configuration rules and integrations.

Budget and Pricing Models

Pricing models will determine whether a solution can be financially suitable or not. VDI solutions should offer proportionate pricing with respect to your budget and usage.

V2 Cloud Pricing

Ensures fees are fair by having no hidden costs, no minimum order, no required contract and no up-front fees. Suitable for businesses which require predictable pricing and smaller budgets.

Amazon Pricing

Complex pricing depending on usage, datacenter location, additional plug-ins and services. For businesses with good commercial analysts supporting IT, Amazon can deliver tailored services and made-to-measure costs.

V2 Cloud Differentiating Features

Integrated Security

V2 Cloud’s offering includes endpoint protection, firewalls and off-site backups.

Unlimited Technical Support

We provide free of charge, round-the-clock support for your IT team via multiple channels, including online chat, email and phone.

Quick and easy deployment

V2 Cloud runs in the browser, no installation required, no complex VPN setups. Get set up and running in as little as 20 minutes

Performance

We maintain high performance using SSDs, device-independent GUIs and 24x7 availability.

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Other Amazon WorkSpaces Alternatives

Fierce competition in the VDI and DaaS space empower customers to choose the solution which best fits their budget and requirements. Here are some vendors which V2 Cloud consider to be reputable alternatives to Amazon WorkSpaces.

Citrix XenApp

One of the largest VDI vendors by market share, specializing in enterprise deployments

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VMWare Horizon

A well-known name in the VDI Space, VMware Horizon offers comprehensive features and multiple deployment models

Windows Virtual Desktops

Azure’s VDI platform can be tightly integrated with the wider Microsoft portfolio

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