Red Hat today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Workstations on AWS, a cloud-based, virtual workstation built on the hardened innovation foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The global pandemic drove an ongoing remote work boom, with nearly every industry feeling its impact. This includes organisations built around a workstation culture, like animation studios, visual effects companies, industrial design firms, research organisations and more, which are now looking for ways to deliver high-end hardware capabilities to a distributed workforce. Failing to do so could result in slowed projects, talent drain or even lost business.
Delivered via NICE DCV, a high-performance remote display protocol, on AWS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Workstations on AWS provides a workstation-as-a-service solution designed to address these challenges. It supports a variety of GPU-accelerated hardware instances offered on AWS while still delivering a fully-featured Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Workstations environment, delivering a powerful set of capabilities, including:
- Optimization for high-performance workloads with an emphasis on graphically-intensive processes, limiting the need to performance tune or configure the operating system to meet user needs.
- Extensive software support with Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Workstations retaining the same certified ecosystem as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with thousands of independent software vendor (ISV) applications ready for use.
- Broad hardware support that works with a range of Amazon EC2 instances, including G-family accelerated instance types best suited for remote workstations.
- Provides access everywhere by offering web client and Windows, Mac and Linux thin clients support.
- An established software development stack with support for the latest stable languages, databases, and tools.
Gunnar Hellekson, vice president and general manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat said, “Compute-intensive tasks like animation, data visualisation or medical imaging require a powerful, scalable and stable operating system. Red Hat Enterprise Linux already delivers these capabilities for high-end workstations, and today’s launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Workstations on AWS further expands this delivery, enabling artists, medical professionals, scientists and engineers to do their work anywhere in the world with the required features and in a low-latency environment. Hybrid cloud adoption thrives on consistency and by making the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Workstations experience the same, whether on-premises or via cloud service, Red Hat delivers this consistency.”