This is probably the first benchmarking effort on an AWS WorkSpaces standard instance. I used the cross platform benchmarking tool Geekbench for the test.
Before we go ahead. let me clearly state that, this offering from AWS is still in its restricted beta and you have to request for an invite to try this out. And this offering is still not filly bug free.
Ok, so here is the result. And believe me, the result is not pretty satisfactory. What we got was even worse than a new age Core i3 machine. Read more…
I recently contributed this article to a Tech Magazine. But due to obvious reasons the article was edited and few of the screenshots were dropped. Though I completely realized why it was done and understand the necessity of doing the same. I thought to post the unedited version on my blog for those with tough hearts!!
Have Fun !!
Let’s start this article with a quick quiz. Now there is no direct award for this quiz. But believe me, if you answer the questions right. By the end of this article you will feel much secure. But if you don’t. Then get ready for a horror story.
Here is the quiz.
1. Do you remember the exact link of your online banking website? For instance the ICICI Bank’s online banking login page?
2. Do you remember, who is the SSL Certificate Signing authority of most of the online services where you do online monitory transactions?
Most likely the answer will be a “No”. If not for the question No. 1, but for Question No. 2, I am pretty sure. This is because I myself don’t remember the SSL Signing authorities for most of the websites I use for monitory transactions. Read more…