Why Should Your Organization Adopt Desktop as a Service?
The adoption of cloud computing is quickly increasing, and in 2018, the global market of desktop as a service was valued at $3 billion. Research has also shown that this market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18% between 2019 and 2029.
What is propelling DaaS market growth? It’s the growing demand for highly virtualized and cloud-based solutions! Here are some insights into the benefits of Daas and why organizations can benefit from moving their IT infrastructure to a secure desktop as a service solution.
What is Desktop as a Service?
DaaS is a cloud computing service where users have access to virtual desktops hosted on the cloud. Their desktop operating systems are driven by a virtual machine, and users can log in from multiple devices as long as they have a stable internet connection.
This service is provided by a third-party CSP (cloud service provider) that charges users a fee.
There are 3 types of DaaS cloud hosting:
- Public clouds: these types of clouds are run by third parties, and the charges are based on the resources you use. You also share network resources and storage with other customers.
- Public cloud: they are owned by companies, and all their resources are dedicated to the organization’s use.
- Hybrid clouds: they are similar to public clouds, but you get to specify the software, hardware, and networking resources to use.
Top Benefits of Desktop as a Service
If you have a remote workforce or are a multi-locational organization, your employees can access company data from anywhere as long as they are on a stable connection. This ensures that productivity is not affected when they are away from the office.
DaaS also runs on multiple devices and operating systems, thereby promoting the BYOD culture.
2. Enhanced Security
All your data is stored in a remote data center so your security risks are low. For instance, if an employee’s device containing company data is stolen or lost, you can simply have it disconnected. This will prevent cybercriminals from accessing the sensitive data as the data is not on the device but on the remote server.
It is also easy to install updates and security patches as this can be done on all devices simultaneously.
Your organization is bound to grow, and you’ll need a service that can scale up desktops when necessary and scale down when they are no longer needed. DaaS is highly scalable, and you can increase the number of applications during peak seasons and reduce them when letting go of temporary workers.
4. Affordability and Cost Savings
Most DaaS services run on a pay as you use model. This ensures that you only pay for the resources used or the packages subscribed. Maintenance costs are also significantly reduced.
5. Business Continuity
Companies that had employed DaaS didn’t have to cease their operations when COVID-19 struck. The employees remained productive, and workflow continued because they could access company resources.
What are the Differences between DaaS and VDI?
Virtual desktop infrastructure is whereby a company’s desktop environment is hosted on a central server. Unlike DaaS, the virtual desktops are hosted on-premise, and the IT department is responsible for managing the infrastructure. Technically, DaaS is a form of VDI, but all infrastructure is cloud-based.
Some of the main differences between VDI and DaaS are:
- DaaS is easier for the employees to implement.
- You can scale up DaaS to meet the company’s needs.
- The investment capital of DaaS is minimal.
- DaaS frees up the IT department to work on other important tasks.
- DaaS promotes BYOD.
Enhance Workflow Continuity using DaaS
The current business environment is highly competitive, and consumers’ needs are rapidly changing. DaaS will help you stay on top of these needs, keeping your customers loyal to you.
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