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Amazon WorkSpaces vs G Suite: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon WorkSpaces as "Easily provision cloud-based desktops that allow end-users to access applications and resources". With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can provision a high-quality desktop experience for any number of users at a cost that is highly competitive with traditional desktops and half the cost of most virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions. End-users can access the documents, applications and resources they need with the device of their choice, including laptops, iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android tablets. On the other hand, G Suite is detailed as "Collaboration and productivity apps for Business". An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.

Amazon WorkSpaces and G Suite are primarily classified as "Virtual Desktop" and "Productivity Suite" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Amazon WorkSpaces are:

  • Support Multiple Devices- Users can access their Amazon WorkSpaces using their choice of device, such as a laptop computer (Mac OS or Windows), iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android tablet.
  • Keep Your Data Secure and Available- Amazon WorkSpaces provides each user with access to persistent storage in the AWS cloud. When users access their desktops using Amazon WorkSpaces, you control whether your corporate data is stored on multiple client devices, helping you keep your data secure.
  • Choose the Hardware and Software you need- Amazon WorkSpaces offers a choice of bundles providing different amounts of CPU, memory, and storage so you can match your Amazon WorkSpaces to your requirements. Amazon WorkSpaces offers preinstalled applications (including Microsoft Office) or you can bring your own licensed software.

On the other hand, G Suite provides the following key features:

  • gmail
  • google drive
  • Calendar

Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Spotify are some of the popular companies that use G Suite, whereas Amazon WorkSpaces is used by HigherMe, Amazon, and Shelf. G Suite has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10757 company stacks & 1111 developers stacks; compared to Amazon WorkSpaces, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

Decisions about Amazon WorkSpaces and G Suite
Nasser Khan
Product Manager at StackShare · | 13 upvotes · 196.6K views

We are highly dependent on G Suite for all our collaboration and productivity needs, from Gmail and Calendar to Sheets and Docs. While it may not be as robust as Microsoft's offerings in those areas, it's totally cloud-based, we've never had any downtime issues and it integrates well with our other tools like Slack. We write and collaborate on all our specs/PRDs in Docs, share analyses via Sheets and handle our meetings via Calendar. #StackDecisionsLaunch #ProductivitySuite #Collaboration #DocumentCollaboration

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Pros of Amazon WorkSpaces
Pros of G Suite
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    • 608
      Gmail
    • 445
      Google docs
    • 365
      Calendar
    • 283
      Great for startups
    • 230
      Easy to work
    • 115
      Document management & workflow
    • 109
      Very easy to share
    • 80
      No brainer
    • 59
      Google groups
    • 58
      Google scripts & api
    • 22
      Google drive
    • 16
      Popular
    • 13
      No spam, phishing protection
    • 12
      Easy
    • 11
      Google Spreadsheets
    • 10
      Cloud based and collaboration
    • 7
      Simple and fast document creation collaboration
    • 6
      Best Cloud environment ever
    • 5
      Google maps api
    • 3
      Geolocation
    • 3
      Google-powered Search in Gmail
    • 2
      Awesome Collaboration Tools
    • 1
      도메인 단위로 어플을 관리할 수 있고, 클라우드지만 강력한 보안기능과 기기관리 기능을 제공
    • 1
      music
    • 1
      Single sign-on
    • 1
      Simple

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    Cons of Amazon WorkSpaces
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      • 5
        Starting to get pricey
      • 3
        Good luck changing domains
      • 1
        Lesser fonts and styling available in mail compose
      • 1
        Long emails get truncated

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      What is Amazon WorkSpaces?

      With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can provision a high-quality desktop experience for any number of users at a cost that is highly competitive with traditional desktops and half the cost of most virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions. End-users can access the documents, applications and resources they need with the device of their choice, including laptops, iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android tablets.

      What is G Suite?

      An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.

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