Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a virtual desktop service hosted on the cloud. This differs from traditional virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), in which virtual desktops are run from a server on-site. DaaS is deployed and managed by a third-party provider, like CyberlinkASP, that handles data storage, upgrades, backup, and security.
Like VDI, DaaS consolidates and centralizes desktops and enables employees to work from anywhere by logging into the virtual interface from internet-connected devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Virtual desktops are stored on remote servers and are thus separated from the physical device (such as a laptop) used to access the desktop. This adds a layer of security—if the device is lost or stolen, the data can be moved or wiped before it gets into the wrong hands. Virtual desktops can also be personalized with DaaS.
Like VDI, Only Better
DaaS can significantly reduce IT infrastructure expenses for businesses. Since applications and data are stored on virtual desktops in the cloud, your IT staff is freed up from performing time-consuming tasks like installing patches and upgrades, and addressing software issues and other problems; DaaS frees up IT staff to work on innovation and growth initiatives.
Take Advantage of Economies of Scale
DaaS is ideal for small and mid-size businesses that have limited budgets—business owners buy only what they need in terms of the number of hosted desktops, and they can scale up or down as needed.
Additional Benefits of DaaS
- No capital expenditures: With DaaS, there is no hardware to buy. You subscribe to a service with predictable pricing.
- No specialized IT staff required: Your service provider manages the platform for you.
- It’s scalable and flexible: Add or remove virtual desktops as needed.
- Faster to implement: Compared with on-site VDI, DaaS can be implemented quickly and easily.
Contact CyberlinkASP to learn more about how DaaS works and how we can help reduce your IT costs, improve mobility, and enhance the efficiency of your operations.