Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS): 4 Reasons Why Enterprises Should Embrace it
Over the last few years, the concept of DaaS has emerged, enhancing the virtual desktop market and now taking a front-and-center position on the radars of service providers. Long gone are the days when IT professionals had to march from computer to computer to perform the same tasks on multiple PCs. Today, they can securely access their virtual desktops and applications even from remote locations and perform the necessary application changes with DaaS.
Desktop-as-as-Service is an ideal, cost-effective solution for small and medium-sized businesses with low IT budgets. It offers all the benefits of a local network VDI – including desktop control & security, data storage, backup & disaster recovery, and upgrades – but without the hassles and capital expenditure.
More and more enterprises are using DaaS these days because of its numerous merits, which include deployment flexibility, faster deployment time, lower IT oversight requirements, uninterrupted connectivity, minimized complexity, reduced capital investment, ability to test new software before roll out, and plenty more.
Desktop-as-a-Service, or DaaS refers to a desktop virtualization service hosted on the cloud, which enables enterprises to rapidly deploy desktops and applications to any device, anywhere. Unlike traditional PCs or VDIs (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) that are convoluted to manage and involve hefty upfront costs, DaaS (also known as a Virtual Desktop or Hosted Desktop Services) delivers a complete virtual desktop from the cloud.
One of its key highlights is that it is managed and deployed by Desktop-as-a-Service providers, thus relieving you from the responsibilities of maintaining security, upgrades, data backup and storage. This way, you will no longer need to worry about inaccessible apps, data transfer, or unsupported programs. In addition to that, DaaS is purchased through a subscription and offers a multi tenancy environment. Also, there’s a prediction made by experts and analysts that the desktop outsourcing market (of worth $30 billion)will grow at a CAGR of around 27.35 percent by 2020 as more and more managed service providers (MSPs) continue to host Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
Reasons Why Enterprises Should Embrace DaaS
There are many of benefits that businesses today can reap by utilizing Desktop-as-a-Service solutions, some of which are listed below:
1. Capital Expense Savings
One of the biggest advantages of virtual desktops over traditional workstations is that they can dramatically reduce the Total Cost Ownership (TCO). According to research and statistics, DaaS can significantly reduce the hardware ‘Capital Expenditure (CAPEX)’ by 56 percent every year while also reducing the ‘Operating Expenditure (OPEX)’ annually. A virtual desktop, on average, costs almost two times less than a traditional PC because of its longer life, absence of a local hard disk, and reduced power consumption. While conventional desktop computer infrastructures are expensive to maintain and need regular updates to keep up with changing technology, virtual desktops enable companies to reuse existing hardware and extend the life of the investment they have already made.
2. Better Flexibility & Responsiveness
Gone are the days when only the biggest companies could afford the freedom and flexibility of Cloud services. Today, this amenity is available to all who need it. Another key merit of virtual desktops is that they can be implemented and scaled quickly as compared to their traditional counterparts. Desktop virtualization offers better flexibility and responsiveness than simple client-server paradigm. Albeit all the resources are shared, users can customize and modify their desktops according to their specific needs.
3. Employee Mobility
The demand for mobility continues to increase in the millennial work force. DaaS supports a “Bring Your Own Device”, or BYOD policy and is compatible with employees’ personal laptops and mobile devices, thus allowing them to securely access their work data and applications (which is hosted in the cloud and run on an off-premise, highly secure server) from anywhere and any device. In addition to that, it provides business owners a pre-fabricated disaster recovery (DR) strategy, which not only helps them reduce IT costs, but also ensures that their business can keep running even in the event of a disaster.
4. Increased Security & Compliance
Virtual desktops provide highly secure remote connections and cannot be hacked, lost, or stolen, whereas conventional PCs and hard drives have always been vulnerable to such threats. With DaaS, all your sensitive and valuable information is stored in a secure, compliant cloud infrastructure built on enterprise-class hardware. So, even if your mobile or tablet is lost, the data remains safe and protected. With ongoing data backup, fully encrypted communication, centralized updates, synchronization, and secure & compliant data centers, DaaS is able to provide best data protection possible.
There are many more benefits of using Desktop-as-a-Service solutions, from high performance and increased productivity to better budget predictability. All in all, it’s no secret that managed IT services are the future of business solutions. So if you are a business owner, be sure to jump on and dramatically improve your bottom-line.
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