What is Desktop as a Service?
DaaS is a form of cloud-based computing in which virtual desktops are outsourced to a third-party provider. This differs from traditional virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), which is hosted and managed on-site by an IT administrator(s).
Savvy business owners are discovering the advantages of DaaS, which include reduced hardware costs, increased flexibility, and simpler desktop management. Let’s look at some additional benefits of DaaS.
DaaS vs. VDI
While VDI allows for more on-site control since the infrastructure is housed on-site (whether it’s a large data center or a single server), it’s also more costly to manage. DaaS, by contrast, is facilitated by a cloud service provider, and has lower overall costs, making it the ideal choice for businesses with tight IT budgets. Since the cloud service provider is in control in the DaaS model, it’s important to choose a reputable provider with the right facilities.
Benefits of DaaS
- Shifts IT focus: With DaaS, the third-party provider takes care of network issues and resource provisioning so that IT staff can spend their time managing virtual desktops, clients, and applications, and more importantly, focus on business growth initiatives.
- Reduced IT costs: DaaS slashes IT infrastructure costs. The costs for hardware and software, licensing fees, IT staff, and the need for additional physical space for a growing data center are all dramatically reduced with DaaS.
- Predictable pricing and scalability: The cost of scaling up a data center or loss of revenue from unexpected downtime can hit a business hard. The predictable pricing model of DaaS is more cost-effective in the long term. Businesses pay only for the services they need, and additional virtual desktops can be launched (or removed) quickly.
Increased mobility and flexibility: Cloud desktops enable employees to login and work anywhere on standard devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It’s not a stretch to say that DaaS and related technologies have fundamentally transformed the way many companies operate.
Your Trusted DaaS Provider
Trust is a major consideration when choosing a DaaS provider—it’s a big decision to outsource your computing to a third-party provider. CypberlinkASP has built its reputation on security and trust. We monitor your systems day and night, and our engineers are accessible after hours, on weekends, on holidays, and in case of emergency. Learn more about how DaaS works and about our services.