RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 20, 2022) — Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, 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. Accessible via an Amazon-provided NICE DCV client or standard web browsers, the service delivers a high-end Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Workstations environment for powering intensive workloads like animation rendering or data visualization without the associated hardware costs or administrative requirements.
The global pandemic drove an ongoing remote work boom, with nearly every industry feeling its impact. This includes organizations built around a workstation culture, like animation studios, visual effects companies, industrial design firms, research organizations 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:
Consistency for the hybrid cloud, from platform to cloud service
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Workstations on AWS builds on Red Hat’s commitment to delivering technologies that more consistently bridge hybrid cloud environments, not just as platforms but also as services. The same skills, tools and workloads that run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux today also run on this new service, enabling organizations to maintain workflows and operational consistency, even with a remote workforce and limited hardware options.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Workstations is available now via the AWS Marketplace with support for both GRID and Tesla drivers.
Gunnar Hellekson, vice president and general manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat
“Compute-intensive tasks like animation, data visualization 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.”
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