AWS has a feature called Workspaces. You can have Windows desktop on AWS cloud for relatively cheap price. I just provisioned one that says “Free Eligible” so I don’t know exactly how much it costs (AWS always has something to charge…) so I will see how it goes in the next few weeks and I’ll report the cost here.
It’s really nice to have a desktop on Cloud in a sense that I don’t have to manage hardware. That said, I am not sure if it can be used as my development machine because the free tier spec is quite weak.
Here is the spec of the virtual desktop.
- 1 CPU (at 2.5 GHz)
- Memory: 4GB
- Diskspace: 80GB+40GB