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AWS AppStream launches as cloud stacks become more service-specific

AWS pushes AppStream live as cloud providers race to consolidate around niche cloud services

Public cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the general release of AppStream, an application infrastructure built on top of the company’s recently released G2 instances that enables high-fidelity applications on low-end devices. The service goes live as cloud service providers target niche cloud services – where the next race in the cloud game is set to take place.

AWS showcases updates, moves onto desktop

Andy Jassy, senior vice president of AWS speaking at its Re:Invent Conference in Las Vegas Wednesday

Amazon Web Services released a number of updates to its core public cloud platform at its Las Vegas Re:Invent conference Wednesday, including a new app streaming service tuned for high I/O apps and high-definition content, and an application monitoring service. But the big news was Amazon’s entrance into the deskptop as a service space with WorkSpaces, a move that could irk established providers like Citrix, VMware and Oracle as it continues to move into existing markets.

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