Ubuntu WorkSpaces on AWS, a fully managed virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), is now generally available on the public cloud platform.
This is the first time a Linux OS virtual desktop is available on AWS, which previously only offered iOS and Windows operating systems.
Ubuntu has always been one of the most popular Linux distributions, and Canonical, the developer behind Ubuntu, says the new connection gives developers access to a wide range of open-source tools and libraries in areas like data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning provides , Cloud and Internet of Things.
What does that bring to the table?
“We brought Ubuntu Desktop to Amazon WorkSpaces so developers can streamline the design, coding, pipelines, and deployment of Ubuntu-based workloads, whether instances or containers, within the AWS environment,” said Alex Gallagher, vice president of the Cloud for Canonical.
He added, “Furthermore, virtual Ubuntu desktops on WorkSpaces enable IT…