Creative Cloud products are now permitted(*) in virtualized environments. Though we have conducted limited testing of some Creative Cloud products in virtualized or server-based environments, we still recommend that you test your workflows in an evaluation version of these products before deciding whether to use one of these products.
Adobe has collaborated with Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Teradici, and NVIDIA to provide best practices for Adobe Creative Cloud for enterprise customers who deploy on VDI on remote cloud environments. These Best Practices Guides will be regularly updated as VDI technology advances. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects, including Adobe Media Encoder and After Effects Render Engine are constantly being tested by Adobe in cooperation with each cloud vendor, enabling technology partners, third-party plug-in developers, and hardware peripheral providers.
(*) Named User licensing can be deployed in a virtualized environment, whereas Shared Device License (SDL) is not permissible in a virtualized environment at this time. Adobe Acrobat DC supports virtual environments.
I have seen some of the documentation on using Adobe CC with virtual desktops but I need to know more. We are venturing into virtual desktops with Microsoft Azure and require case studies and workflows. Here is what we will be using:
plenty of Adobe CC licenses for desktops
we have Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive
Again, any case studies and workflows would be helpful. I am particularly concerned about uploading media files and how Adobe will then access and process these in the cloud. I worry that Google Drive may have a compression and preview that won't work with the project files in Adobe. Where then, is the best place for these media files? They will need to stay in one place for the duration of a project hat could last up to one month. I know that brings us to using virtual desktops rather than labs, but what else do I need to know?