, the company’s virtual desktop computing environment
introduced last fall
at the AWS re:Invent conference, is today available to the public. Up until now, Amazon was testing the service in a “Limited Preview” with select customers large and small, including
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
and ERP and CRM solution provider
. Now, any AWS customers can sign up to start using WorkSpaces, which today offers clients for Mac and PC, as well as mobile versions for use on iPad, Kindle Fire HDX and other Android tablets.
A competitor with VMware, WorkSpaces is designed for a corporate computing environment, where I.T. admins configure “cloud” desktops for end users that allow them to access internal company resources from their device of choice, whether a desktop, laptop or tablet, for example.
AWS provisions the infrastructure and OS for the customers, including setting up and managing the underlying network, VMs, storage, Active…