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"There are several different options available, but it can range anywhere from $85 to $150 a month per machine.""The bundle works out to be approximately $20.00 per month."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features are easy provisioning, an active directory, and mobile access.
Top Answer: The bundle works out to be approximately $20.00 per month.
Top Answer: If they had a cheaper option for graphics pro, I think that it would be beneficial and I would use it.
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Amazon Appstream 2.0, Appstream, Appstream 2.0
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Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed application streaming service. You centrally manage your desktop applications on AppStream 2.0 and securely deliver them to any computer. You can easily scale to any number of users across the globe without acquiring, provisioning, and operating hardware or infrastructure. AppStream 2.0 is built on AWS, so you benefit from a data center and network architecture designed for the most security-sensitive organizations. Each user has a fluid and responsive experience with your applications, including GPU-intensive 3D design and engineering ones, because your applications run on virtual machines (VMs) optimized for specific use cases and each streaming session automatically adjusts to network conditions.
Enterprises can use AppStream 2.0 to simplify application delivery and complete their migration to the cloud. Educational institutions can provide every student access to the applications they need for class on any computer. Software vendors can use AppStream 2.0 to deliver trials, demos, and training for their applications with no downloads or installations. They can also develop a full software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution without rewriting their application.

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. We are driven by the excitement of building technologies, inventing products, and providing services that change lives. We embrace new ways of doing things, make decisions quickly, and are not afraid to fail. We have the scope and capabilities of a large company, and the spirit and heart of a small one. Together, Amazonians research and develop new technologies from Amazon Web Services to Alexa on behalf of our customers: shoppers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Our mission is to be Earth's most customer-centric company. Our actions, goals, projects, programs, and inventions begin and end with the customer top of mind.

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Sample Customers
SolidWorks, EVARI, MathWorks, AVENA, Vanguard, Macquarie University
GrubHub, Endemol Shine Nederland, CMC Property Services
Top Industries
Media Company30%
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company6%
Media Company30%
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider19%
Energy/Utilities Company6%

Amazon Appstream is ranked 3rd in Desktop as a Service (DaaS) while Amazon WorkSpaces is ranked 2nd in Desktop as a Service (DaaS) with 2 reviews. Amazon Appstream is rated 0.0, while Amazon WorkSpaces is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon WorkSpaces writes "Reliable, flexible, easy to use, and allows me to work from anywhere". Amazon Appstream is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Horizon DaaS, Nutanix Xi Frame and Teradici Desktop Access, whereas Amazon WorkSpaces is most compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Nutanix Xi Frame and VMware Horizon DaaS.

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