Top 10 Benefits Of Implementing Desktop-As-A-Service (DaaS)

Desktop-as-a-Service

Companies of all sizes are turning to the desktop as a service (DaaS) solutions to satisfy their digital workspace needs. Traditional desktops and laptops are costly and challenging to manage, and they pose significant security challenges.

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) replaces traditional systems with virtual ones powered from your data center. Many enterprises have successful VDI deployments but are looking for options that extend their organization into the cloud and reduce management overhead.

DaaS overcomes the challenges of traditional desktop and laptop systems and can serve as a platform to deliver VDI from clouds.

Here are the top 10 reasons why companies are adopting DaaS to help them succeed on their digital journey.

1. Reduces desktop and laptop challenges

Managing and supporting a large number of desktop and laptop workstations with locally installed software is a challenge for companies of all sizes. Keeping close tabs on desktops and laptops, often across numerous physical locations, is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. Troubleshooting and repairing failures, backing up data and providing user support take up even more time. An even more significant concern for most companies is security risks created by physical computing devices with data stored locally. Data security is easily the biggest challenge associated with physical systems. Laptops, in particular, pose a persistent risk.

2. Complements VDI deployment

For many companies, running VDI in-house is subject to operational, performance, and scaling constraints due to a lack of expertise and experience. Smart companies increasingly view DaaS as an elastic complement to existing VDI deployments or an opportunity for continued growth in VDI in the hybrid cloud. DaaS reduces or eliminates VDI management challenges, enabling your team to focus on delivering services to your business and end-users — and satisfying digital transformation goals.

3. Eliminates tactical agonies

IT teams are looking for ways to simplify day-to-day operations and automate tactical services wherever possible so they can focus on strategic initiatives and the delivery of new applications and services. DaaS makes it possible to integrate and continuously deliver emerging technologies always. DaaS also enables you to quickly support projects that require a fast ramp-up without exposing your company’s network and intellectual property.

4. Addresses geographic limitations

DaaS offers a great solution to address digital workspace needs across disparate geographies. With the right DaaS solution, employees can work from almost anywhere that has an internet connection and receive good performance. If users in different locations need to collaborate electronically, DaaS solutions can facilitate collaboration.

5. Empowers bring-your-own-device concept

Users increasingly want to use their own devices for work, and allowing them to do so can save your company significant money. Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) makes it easier for an employee to do work from anywhere at any time. But adopting a BYOD policy, as many companies are doing, makes device management even more intractable.

With DaaS, your company’s essential applications run in your provider’s infrastructure services, safely isolated from other activity on user devices. Users gain access to applications and data only after proper authentication. And because no data is stored locally on the device, there’s no risk of compromise if the device is lost.

6. Accelerate into the cloud

DaaS provides a platform for Enterprises to understand and consume cloud services without having to learn new technology terminologies. DaaS allows IT to get their feet wet in the cloud without having to refactor their applications.

7. Pay as you go

The ability to pay as you go — and pay only for what you use — is a hallmark of IT success in the digital age. DaaS simplifies your operations, reduces your per-user costs, and makes perfect sense for organizations amid the digital transformation.  

8. Scaling made easy

Planning for resource needs and scaling infrastructure — whether physical systems or VDI — to keep up with the needs of a dynamic enterprise is hard. Even for organizations that already run VDI on-premises, DaaS provides immediate scalability to simplify the planning process and address unforeseen conditions.

9. Visibility & Cost Optimization

A common concern that many enterprises have when it comes to DaaS is the loss of control. Still, DaaS and BYOD don’t necessarily mean that you lose control over your environment. You may even increase control. DaaS gives you both greater visibility and improved cost control.

10. Step up security

DaaS eliminates the risks that result from sensitive data stored on user devices. Data remains secure in a data center, subject to your full control, and established governance. DaaS providers take security seriously and offer a variety of advanced authentication and other security capabilities.

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