Desktop as a service (DaaS) is a unique cloud computing solution where the requirement of a virtual desktop infrastructure is outsourced by a company. A third-party service provider offers virtual desktop services that allows user to work on a dedicated machine to use on-demand cloud services for business operations. DaaS functionality allows organizations to enjoy on-demand scalability and the entire responsibility of managing backend infrastructure rests with the service provider.

Desktop as a service is also known as a virtual desktop or hosted desktop services

 

Benefits

SIMPLIFY DESKTOP DELIVERY

DaaS simplifies the process of infrastructure management and organizations don’t have to deal with issues associated with allocating, deploying, maintaining and recycling of desktops. In short, companies are not required to invest in hardware or sophisticated virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment, which limits growth and scalability.

REDUCE COSTS

With a DaaS model in place, companies are not required to buy and store desktop hardware or laptops. This reduces their capital investment and brings down cost of operations. Companies can simply subscribe to cloud desktops for storage, memory and computation requirements.

CONTROL YOUR DESKTOP RESOURCES

With DaaS, an organization is in total control. An organization can customize the memory, CPU and solid-state storage bundle configuration as per the application requirement, whenever they want. This not only saves time spent on understanding and configuring desktops, but also brings greater efficiencies to the operational processes, while reducing costs.

KEEP YOUR DATA SECURE

DaaS is deployed using a Virtual Private Network (VPC) that offers access to encrypted storage on the cloud. Integrating the VPC with Key Management Services enables DaaS solutions to enforce high data security standards, which improves security of user data and helps mitigate data breach risks.

FLEXIBLE DESKTOP OS DEPLOYMENT

DaaS solutions can be configured to work on the desired operating systems including Windows 7, Windows 10 or Linux 2. In addition, a company can also onboard their existing Windows 7 or Windows 10 desktops on the cloud to stay compliant to software licenses. Also, the OS experience can be enhanced with business productivity application bundles based on the requirement.

DELIVER DESKTOPS TO MULTIPLE DEVICES

End-users or your employees can access the desktop cloud space from any remote device including Windows computer, Mac computer, iPad, Fire tablet, Chromebook, Android Tablet or web-based application using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. This gives greater flexibility to work as a user is required to just download the access client to access the desktop from anywhere, anytime.

CENTRALLY MANAGE AND SCALE YOUR GLOBAL DESKTOP DEPLOYMENT

DaaS can be used across 12 different regions and can offer high-performance cloud desktops to your teams, wherever required. Thousands of desktops can be deployed on a global level which can be managed using a single console. Also, DaaS allows real-time provisioning and de-provisioning of desktops according to the dynamic needs of your organization

USE YOUR EXISTING DIRECTORY

Existing corporate directories such as Microsoft Active Directory can be integrated to the DaaS infrastructure securely. On top of it, multi-factor authentication ensures that all the users can access your existing company resources, securely. Management can control user access using IP access control groups to limit the accessibility to cloud desktops, easily.