What is Desktop as a Service (DaaS)?
Desktops-as-a-Service or simply DaaS, securely delivers virtual apps and desktops from the cloud to any device or location. Desktops-as-a-Service or simply DaaS, is the delivery of a fully managed virtual desktop instance (VDI), hosted on cloud infrastructure. DaaS enables users to access corporate applications and data via a familiar Microsoft Windows desktop experience on almost any device connected to the internet. DaaS offers a simple and predictable pay-as-a-go subscription model, making it easy to scale up or down on-demand. This service is easy to manage, simplifying many of the IT admin tasks of desktop solutions.
Not only does this provide an end-user experience fitting for the modern workplace, DaaS also has a range of benefits to technology teams including improved security, disaster recovery, and easy management of software updates, reduces support overheads and simplified provisioning.
How does DaaS Work?
Desktops as a Service (DaaS) delivers virtual applications and desktop services via a public or private cloud service. Your workforce can access this service through an internet connection via an html-based web browser or a secure application downloaded to a device such as a laptop, desktop, thin client or tablet.
DaaS is offered as a subscription service and is multitenant in nature. The backend virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), including the virtual machines that run desktop operating systems, is hosted by a third-party cloud provider. The DaaS provider then streams the virtual desktops to a customer’s end-user devices.
DaaS providers manage the VDI deployment, as well as the maintenance, security, upgrades, data backup, and storage. And the customer manages the applications and desktop images. DaaS is a good choice for organizations that don’t want to invest in and manage their own on-premises VDI solution.
Employees of any organization expect to access their work from anywhere on any device. And companies are looking for a low-cost, simple solution to securely deliver the apps and desktops people need to get their work done. Traditional PC environments are burdened with IT management challenges as simple as employee password resets and as difficult as updating security patches and updates that impact user experience and productivity as well as take up valuable time for IT administrators.
While many customers are turning to virtualizing applications and desktops, the perceived complexity and capital investment have industries looking to a simplified solution that works within an operational expense structure.
Desktops as a Service (DaaS) can be a viable solution for customers that like the centralization, security and management of VDI yet are attracted to the simplicity of having a professional organization perform basic desktop management on their behalf. DaaS offers many advantages to IT by simplifying operations and delivering Windows desktops and apps securely to its workforce
Benefits of DaaS