It isn’t too hard to imagine an environment where almost all businesses operate primarily from the cloud. Someday, cloud computing will become an operational standard to achieve cost-efficiency, productivity, and flexibility. As part of the cloud service progression, the benefits of Desktop as a Service can come to fruition. The benefits of Desktop as a Service (DaaS) are attractive to virtually every company and end-user.
Declaring a specific tech as a must-follow trend is overdone and seldom real. These failures are due to the dynamic and fluid nature of today’s most popular trends. However, several trends support the predicted increase of DaaS adoption.
- Market Growth: The global market is expected to surpass $10 billion by 2023
- The underlying technology has reached a sufficient level to provide a high-performance experience, including processing power, memory management, and network bandwidth
- Large players competing for market share, including Amazon
- Broad market acceptance as a standard: Organizations are adopting DaaS in increasing numbers
Describing Desktop as a Service
More common acronyms coming out of cloud services include SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, but you might not be familiar with DaaS. Desktop as a Service (DaaS) describes a type of a virtual desktop infrastructure, hosted by a third party. The personal data of employees of a business, for instance, could be copied to and from their virtual desktop each time they log on or off, creating a virtual working environment that runs quickly, secures information reliably, and mostly organizes itself.
DaaS represents independence from device, location, or network, which makes for painless remote-working and a vast reduction in the likelihood of human error. Summary of benefits include:
- Access files and applications from anywhere, on any device
- Enhanced data security, since there is no physical access to the data
- Easier desktop provisioning and troubleshooting
- Bring Your own Device (BYOD) policy becomes simple and achievable
- Standard secure desktops for remote, mobile and contract workers
- Accelerating a BYOD strategy
- Quickly provision lab environments and classroom training needs
- Easier transition during mergers and acquisitions
- Accommodate job sharing and part-time workers
DaaS promises to eliminate the complexity in managing application inventory, OS versions, security patches, and simplifying the overall desktop delivery strategy. This type of service has been the corporate operation managers dream for a long time. Insiders predict that now the vision for streamlining hardware overhead can finally become a reality.
The workspace is changing rapidly. We now live in a world with everything as a service, critical security requirements, privacy risks, ID theft, device variation, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and AnyApp these topics are a new reality. The cloud services continue to expand and evolve, profoundly impacting our lives. In a time of rapid change, standing still is the most dangerous course of action. It is time to evaluate your desktop workspace strategy.