Why Does DaaS Make Sense for Today’s Enterprise?

Why Does DaaS Make Sense for Today’s Enterprise?

Written by Deepak Bhagat, In Business, Published On
July 20, 2021

With the increasing adoption of cloud computing technology in many businesses, they consider deployment of Desktop as a Service. All the companies, irrespective of their sizes, accept Desktop as a Service for their cloud workspace. Desktop as a Service means moving end-user desktops on the cloud-like using the cloud servers.

DaaS is not a new technology in the market. Still, it is emerging as the latest trend, making the vendors offer this service.

Virtual desktop infrastructure is replacing traditional computers with virtual power on your data center. Many companies have an exceptional set-up of VDI. However, they are still searching for solutions to expand their business with the cloud and minimize the management burden.

DaaS solutions fix the obstacles of conventional desktops and laptops and assist as a program to deliver VDI from cloud technology.

About DaaS (Desktop as a Service) 

DaaS is a cloud computing service. The user’s desktop operating system operates with a virtual machine hosting from a cloud provider. The desktop operating system is mostly Windows or Linux with cloud hosting services like public, private or hybrid.

Public clouds usually get operated by a third party and charge on the number of services you use. Examples of public cloud services are Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. In the public cloud provider, multiple users share the same hardware, storage, and network resources.

Private cloud gets operated at your company data center. The hardware, storage, and network hosting are only for your business utilization. In this service, you can control everything. Still, you will require IT staff for physical infrastructure management to deliver the cloud resources.

Hybrid cloud service is also the same. But you can specify the hardware, storage, and network with the third-party colocation service provider for organizing data center hosting. With hybrid service, you can avail benefits of both the public and private cloud services. It offers more control and enhanced security measures over the public cloud.

Public or hybrid cloud deployment of DaaS services enables users to access desktops via an internet connection. It gives them the leverage of accessing from anywhere. Be it home, business trip, or in a meeting with the client, or on the office-premises. There is no requirement to set up a specific IT department and maintenance of multiple devices of the user.

How has the market transformed with DaaS in 2020?

  • Cloud desktops are becoming essential for on-premise workstations –

Earlier, businesses dependent on the DaaS platform usually utilized cloud desktops as a supplement for their workstations. However, nowadays, many companies are acquiring the complete model of cloud desktops over the on-premises systems. It helps in the work culture that includes remote working employees using their devices to access the cloud desktops. And this provides a minimal reason for investing in on-premises work systems.

  • DaaS is expanding beyond enterprise utilization –

DaaS got used primarily by the large-scale businesses where IT teams helped manage DaaS services straight from the public cloud vendor.

Now in the year 2020, DaaS is getting transformed and becoming accessible to small and medium-scale businesses. They offer a DaaS platform with deployment and management services for small businesses. They provide functionalities like compatibility between cloud desktops and customer’s devices. It will simplify the procedures of cloud desktops for small or medium-scale businesses.

  • DaaS is becoming a necessity –

After the pandemic, cloud computing has changed the work culture globally. Almost every business has given leverage of remote access to employees. DaaS service is offering access to the employees from anywhere and any time without any location constraint. Cloud desktops are continuously emerging into a crucial and necessary component of IT infrastructure.

  • No need to use public cloud for DaaS –

You need to sign up and install a DaaS service from public cloud providers in the old times for using cloud desktops. It requires appropriate knowledge and skill to configure the DaaS service to meet your business needs.

In 2019, new cloud service providers started offering DaaS services to deploy and organize cloud-based DaaS services for the companies. They will recognize the public cloud platform and compatibility to attain the user requirements providing cloud desktops as effectively managed services. It means that there is no requirement for DaaS services to collaborate with the large public cloud service provider anymore.

Benefits of DaaS for Enterprises

  • Convenient management and maintenance –

With DaaS solutions, IT companies will get convenient management. In traditional IT practices, handling software concerns such as hard drive updates, application installations, etc., usually require the IT team to resolve the issues. But, in DaaS, every user will have some of the standard VM images in the cloud, and only those images require patches and driver updates. The maintenance work gets handled by the cloud service provider.

  • Cost-effective –

DaaS services offer pocket-friendly desktops and laptops over traditional on-premises computers. In the DaaS solution, users’ devices need only a web browser to operate the virtual machine available on the cloud. You don’t need numerous disks, RAM, or a sturdy CPU. The licensing cost of the software is almost negligible compared to the upfront costing.

  • Enhanced security –

DaaS services provide enhanced security measures. All the desktops connected to the server perform communication with the cloud provider’s data center’s secure network. Also, the desktop data gets stored in the virtual machine.

  • Automated data backups and disaster recovery –

In the DaaS solution, desktops are available with the cloud platform. The users are not saving any information or files on their devices. Hence, there is no requirement to backup data available on the user’s devices. It frees the IT team’s effort for the installation and configuration of software backup on user’s devices.

For the disaster recovery plan, the VM backups get stored in an offsite location. If any disaster happens, then desktops can recover every business data with the new virtual machines. It will help in maintaining business continuity.

  • Better flexibility –

DaaS offers employees to operate the available system and access their virtual Desktop to maintain the business continuity till their old machine is repaired or replaced. Similarly, suppose any cyberattack happens on the user’s system. In that case, it is easy to rebuild and clean the system, as the data gets stored on the cloud platform. When your old machine is available, you can access the cloud desktop and resume your work where you paused.

  • Remote access –

Nowadays, every employee likes to work in a flexible work environment. The DaaS solution helps in reducing backup and security challenges. Companies can provide inexpensive devices for remote access to cloud desktops. Employees can securely access business data from any device. Bring Your Own Device helps communicate between personal devices and virtual desktops with keystrokes, clicks, and pixels. Hence, there is no way that virus or malware can transfer from a user’s system to business systems.

All in all, with all these advantages, you can transfer all the end-users to DaaS. It’s time to migrate your business to experience the benefits of DaaS. DaaS technology has evolved remarkably in recent years. The end users are habitual of using cloud computing techniques with the services such as Office 365 and other tools.

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