Architecture

The foundation and tools to support DevOps

Cloud Workspace® provides partners with the architecture, technology and tools to deploy and manage Apps and workspaces in the cloud.

The foundation of Cloud Workspace® automation is a tightly integrated tool set and API that orchestrates the activity of the hypervisor software defined data center, the Windows Operating System, Windows API and Windows Active Directory. Cloud Workspace manages and coordinates all tasks required to manage virtual machines in a single tenant or multi-tenant architecture. Easily assign machines to organizations, secure them in the infrastructure, and manage all Windows system administration and active directory tasks to “stand up” private App deployments and workspaces on multi-tenant hardware. This architecture allows Admins to skip most of the manual configuration steps required to establish remote Windows desktop or applications services for their customers.

Cloud Workspace® Automation

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Simplify resource sharing with session-based DaaS solutions

Cloud Workspace also addresses troublesome resource sharing challenges that are common with alternative solutions. Most offerings lack the ability to dedicate server resources to individual users, resulting in conflicts that occur from “power users” who consume excessive RAM or CPU resources. This in turn impacts other users on the same server causing issues with workspace access. Cloud Workspace’s Global Service Broker solves this problem using a patented approach that delivers one-to-one server instances to these “power users” as needed. This eliminates conflicts without crossing the VDI/VDA licensing barrier, and provides compliance with Microsoft’s licensing policy.

Enjoy ease-of-use for access and management

Ease-of-use is a hallmark of Cloud Workspace, allowing users to enter a simple login through an RDS or Web client. The user is no longer required to know complex address gateway information, server resource names or other details to access applications and data. From a management perspective, IT administrators will find Cloud Workspace simple to use, with very little training required to become proficient. Administrators can manage the user or company profile and set policies from within the management interface to automatically update the appropriate software defined data center where the workload is located. Cloud Workspace identifies the proper servers and provides access where needed, significantly reducing the amount of time required for these actions.

Cloud Workspace consists of the following main modules:

  • Management
    Monitoring and control functions

  • Production
    Access to desktops, applications and data from virtually any device at any time, providing mobility and flexibility

  • Delivery
    To remote users over any broadband network, including 3G & 4G mobile networks

  • Reporting
    Compliance and back-office ready with reporting and auditing features

Reference architecture

Cloud Workspace provides partners with the architecture, technology and tools to deploy and manage Apps and workspaces in the cloud using scalable cloud architecture.

White-label support and API extensibility

Cloud Workspace offers white-label capabilities to allow you to seamlessly present services under your own brand. Take advantage of our powerful APIs to extend our solution and integrate with your own provisioning, management, service ticketing and billing systems.

Deployment and getting started links

IIT provides a comprehensive library of detailed notes & instructions on how to design, set-up and configure your Cloud Workspace Software Defined Data Center.