Desktop-as-a-Service, or DaaS, is an integral element of most successful bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies and flexible workforce demands. The sudden shift towards work-at-home policies brought on by the international outbreak of Covid-19 means DaaS and VDI offerings are in high-demand.
In addition, the rise of cloud computing – and the many ways it has disrupted traditional concepts of computing and work – makes DaaS more valuable than ever before for companies.
What Is DaaS?
DaaS is a subset of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). In this case, the VDI is hosted by a servicer and delivered as a cloud service along with applications.
VDI is an approach to desktop virtualization that enables users to interact with the operating system (OS) and its applications delivered over a network to an endpoint device as if they were running locally.
we-IT GmbH and Microsoft Azure have both made recent inroads in the DaaS market, providing products that enable DaaS without the major snags hit by earlier prototypes.
Why The Modern Workspace Needs DaaS
Companies across the globe have made a quick pivot toward a remote workforce. In fact, we say “workspace” instead of “workplace” for that very reason. People are working from primarily at-home environments – home offices, couches, dining room tables – and accessing all of their data and work files from home.
So, How Does DaaS Help Facilitate The Modern Workspace?
Key Factors Driving DaaS Adoption
DaaS is fundamental to the ways people work, which is why changes to the workspace are driving DaaS adoption.
Bring-your-own-device policies align closely with DaaS deployments. With users accessing their desktops from laptops, mobile phones, and home workstations, DaaS provides simpler management from an IT perspective.
DaaS would not be as accessible as it is today if it weren’t for the synchronous growth of cloud computing. DaaS is delivered as a cloud service and managed as a cloud product. This is one of the areas that has changed the most, making DaaS more consumable for CIOs and IT directors. Tying DaaS to AWS and Azure’s more user-friendly licensing and consumption models has made budgeting and planning easier.
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