UiPath is excited to announce the launch of our AWS Quick Start for Orchestrator and Robots, available here and here. Jessica Ng, the UiPath Alliance Lead for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Shivansh Singh, Senior Solutions Architect at AWS Quick Start, share details about the launch.
Diana Morgan: Thanks for speaking with us today.
Jessica Ng: Happy to be here.
Shivansh Singh: Definitely, excited to chat.
Diana Morgan: I understand that UiPath has just launched a Quick Start in partnership with Amazon Web Services, or AWS. Is that right?
Jessica Ng: Yes, we’ve been live on the AWS Quick Start website since earlier this March!
Diana Morgan: Can you say more about that? What is a Quick Start?
Jessica Ng: You can think about a Quick Start as an accelerator for customers to deploy technologies on AWS: they automate hundreds of manual procedures into a simple workflow so that customers have an easy way of deploying the UiPath Platform on AWS in minutes. We partnered with AWS Solutions Architects such as Shivansh here with me to build UiPath Quick Start, based on AWS best practices for security and high availability. We have our Quick Starts available today for our core products UiPath Orchestrator and UiPath Robots.
Shivansh Singh: Each Quick Start includes a reference architecture for the deployment, AWS CloudFormation templates that automate and configure the deployment, and a deployment guide that discusses the architecture and implementation in detail, with step-by-step deployment instructions.
Diana Morgan: That’s great. What is the benefit to customers?
Jessica Ng: First and foremost, the benefits are speed and ease of use. Users can also rest assured that it fully adheres to AWS best practices for security and availability. The Quick Starts help customers deploy UiPath on AWS with the least amount of effort and time. The AWS CloudFormation templates can be launched with literally a single click. You can use them to spin up test or production environments and start using it right away. They’re designed with customers’ security and availability needs in mind.
Shivansh Singh: You can also develop your own custom solutions, using patterns and practices from our Quick Starts as a baseline. Our Quick Starts are modular and customizable, so you can speed up your deployments by using the default automation or stacking on top of existing UiPath Quick Starts. You can choose to build from the ground up, or you can deploy the workload into your existing VPC [virtual private cloud].
Diana Morgan: Sounds cool. Who in the UiPath Community would be interested in UiPath Quick Starts?
Jessica Ng: Anyone who is looking to deploy UiPath Orchestrator and/or Robots entirely or partially on AWS could benefit from our Quick Starts. This would be, for example, current UiPath customers who run on-premises and would like to begin using UiPath on AWS, maybe to scale their automations with more robots and leverage all the benefits and flexibility that the AWS Cloud provides. And of course, new UiPath customers who would like to deploy in AWS to start.
Diana Morgan: What about UiPath customers who have already deployed UiPath on AWS? Would they see any benefit from our Quick Starts?
Jessica Ng: As those customers grow their UiPath environments, Quick Start would certainly make installing additional UiPath products easier. This is especially true of Orchestrator, which can be complex to install correctly. It could also benefit customers in the case where a re-install is needed.
Diana Morgan: Is there a cost to use UiPath Quick Starts?
Jessica Ng: No, it's free on the AWS Quick Start website. Of course, customers need to have an AWS account and UiPath licenses to make use of a UiPath Quick Start.
Diana Morgan: We like free! Have we gotten any feedback from customers?
Jessica Ng: Yes, we’ve had good feedback from our technical account teams who work closely with our customers. Running UiPath on AWS requires a pretty complex architecture on AWS, so customers are excited to see this additional resource to understand, test, and configure topologies and see what fits them best.
Diana Morgan: Is there anyone for whom Quick Start is not a good option?
Jessica Ng: Customers who want a very low-friction, self-contained deployment and do not need customization might find an AWS Marketplace Bring Your Own License (BYOL) deployment (coming soon!) a more straightforward path. But our Quick Starts support both complex and simple deployments so it’s very flexible.
Diana Morgan: How could someone from our community get access to the Quick Start?
Jessica Ng: The UiPath Quick Starts (Orchestrator and Robots) are available from the AWS Quick Start landing page, or you can directly access the source code in the AWS Quick Start GitHub repo (for Orchestrator and Robots).
Diana Morgan: Can we see this in action?
Jessica Ng: Yes! Our awesome cloud infrastructure team has a video that walks through launching the Quick Start for Orchestrator step by step:
Diana Morgan: Thank you for speaking with us, and helping our community understand this cool new option for deploying UiPath on AWS.
Jessica Ng: Our pleasure. And please do let us know if you have any feedback or questions on the UiPath Quick Starts, either in the GitHub repos or reach out directly to our AWS Partner team at UiPath: email@example.com.
We’d love to hear from you to deliver the best experiences for our customers.
If you're interested in in learning more about the UiPath-AWS partnership, check out our partnership web page.
Diana Morgan is a Regional Community Manager at UiPath.