AWS re:Invent 2015 | (ISM403) How Amazon.com is Moving to Amazon WorkSpaces
As a global company, Amazon.com employs over 100,000 individuals worldwide, with a range of full-time employees, contractors, partners, subsidiaries, and vendors, all of whom need some level of secure and potentially restricted access to the Amazon.com corporate network. By starting the move to Amazon WorkSpaces in 2015, Amazon.com centralized access to its corporate network without relying on VPN remote access or complex office networking topologies. In this session, we will dive deep to show exactly how Amazon.com approached its WorkSpaces design, implementation, and rollout. The talk provides detailed working knowledge on multiple Amazon VPC design considerations, including challenging IPv4 address space issues, AWS Direct Connect integrations with transitive routing, global Active Directory and GPO deployment, content filtering, patch management, virtualized applications with Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager (Amazon WAM), offline access with Amazon WorkDocs, device management, and disaster recovery considerations. This session will also look at the long-pole migration to WorkSpaces, including the dependencies on office networking bandwidth and access points, and the move to a more decentralized networking infrastructure. Representatives from both AWS and Amazon.com will be presenting.