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Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) provides users with virtual desktops that are hosted on a cloud server. This makes it easier for IT professionals because it automates the tedious task of logging on to each and every computer in the enterprise in order to make the same changes. With DaaS, a major upgrade takes place only once at the service provider's host console and this change is available for every individual's virtual desktop when they log in. Especially for smaller enterprises, DaaS is a cost effective solution that relieves them from the IT responsibilities of maintaining their own infrastructure for their virtual desktops and applications. The following are some important advantages of DaaS over the conventional desktop.

Cost effective

After setting up your cloud hosted virtual desktops, the total cost of ownership for each workstation will be drastically reduced. It has been estimated in a IDC Whitepaper that DaaS can decrease the hardware capital expenditure by 56% and can also reduce ongoing operating expenses. Without the need for a local hard disk and the reduction of power consumption, a virtual desktop can cost half the amount of a conventional PC.

In a conventional desktop environment, new software can necessitate costly hardware upgrades. The hosted nature of DaaS allows existing client hardware to remain unchanged saving money and time.

Data loss prevention

Computers in a traditional business workstation are susceptible to damage in the event of a natural disaster. With DaaS, you can ensure that your data will be securely stored in a remote location. Desktop-as-a-Service offers Business Continuity solutions by ensuring that employees can access their desktops and applications without interruption even after a natural disaster or accident that has occurred in their workplace.

Enhanced mobility

Desktop-as-a-Service enables you to access your personal computer files from anywhere, using handheld devices such as tablets and mobile phones as well as your laptops and desktops. You can access Linux-based and Microsoft Windows based operating systems on multiple devices. Moreover with a virtual desktop, you will no longer need to close and save your files on your desktop whenever you shut down your device, meaning that files can be kept open on your virtual desktop and accessed from any location.

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