Out of the many cloud offerings on the market, Desktop as a Service (DaaS, for short) is a convenient way for your company to access computing resources virtually. Without the need for expensive infrastructure and in-house IT expertise, your workers have a variety of computing resources at their fingertips. Not only that, your company can save costs by paying just for the resources you use. Read on to learn more about Desktop as a service, and how to determine if this service is right for you.
The Benefits of Desktop as a Service
First of all, what is Desktop as a service? It is a cloud computing offering in which a third-party provider, such as Microsoft or Google provides virtual desktops via an Internet connection. The provider manages backed equipment and processes(servers, databases, etc.), taking that responsibility off the client’s hands. Small to medium-sized businesses wanting flexible, scalable and secure computing pay a periodic subscription-based amount based on the computing resources used. Desktop as a Service is flexible because users are provided an up-to-date operating system and productivity applications on log in. What’s more, companies can access a virtual desktop remotely and share applications and their data with other employees without effort.
Business Advantages of Desktop as a Service
Desktop as a Service first of all offers the primary benefit of having a provider manage and maintain the operating system and applications, along with software and security updates. All that your company needs is an internet connection to enjoy the benefits of virtual desktops. Computing resources available from anywhere, anytime. Resources can be scaled up and down according to demand, and number of users; users can be added individually without the company having to buy licenses up front and in bulk.
For example, businesses with call centers can easily deploy or decommission machines for adjustments in seasonal demand. Even companies with legacy systems can use desktop as a service, giving their machines more life by putting the DaaS operating system on the current machines. Or else, they can move a legacy system to the cloud. Security is also enhanced, even with remote users connected, because of full encryption at the browser level and data and applications staying in the cloud. Business continuity also is easier, because outsourcing the security functions can help safeguard data from potential loss in a disaster. All this, for a flexible subscription-based price per month or per year.
While Cloud service providers offer varying levels of analytics, data storage and other features for desktop as a service, they can help your company experience the flexibility, scalability and security associated with cloud computing. For help in evaluating your company’s needs, contact your trusted technology advisor today.