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Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a desktop virtualization service that is hosted on the cloud, so users can access their virtual desktops and applications wherever they go, using whichever device they need. DaaS is purchased through a subscription and offers a multitenancy environment. With a DaaS, the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is deployed and managed by a service provider, which means that the responsibilities of maintaining security, upgrades, data backup and storage are outsourced to your service provider.

Because a virtual desktop is stored on a remote server, it is separated from the physical device that is used to access it. With a DaaS, data gets saved automatically from the virtual desktop because it is synced with the Cloud. Customers generally manage their applications and desktop images, while the service provider handles all the back-end infrastructure maintenance. For businesses that find it too costly to deploy their own Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), subscribing to a DaaS might be the cost effective solution. In essence, DaaS aids as a perfect solution for smaller enterprises who may be limited in their budget and resources.

DaaS is available to several types of computer devices, including handheld units, laptops and desktop units. DaaS is an economical substitute to conventional IT solutions and is used by companies and organizations that need an optimum level of mobility and performance.

Advantages of DaaS are:

  • Data security
  • Reliability
  • Personalization
  • Increase in performance
  • Uninterrupted connectivity
  • Disaster recovery
  • Minimized complexity
  • Total cost reduction
  • Easy platform migration

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