Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) provides users with cloud-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), eliminating the need to load software onto individual workstations or devices. DaaS also offers the advantage of enabling access to desktops from any endpoint on the network or via a web browser.

Why It Matters to your customers

Desktop as a Service alleviates much of the IT burden created by legacy desktop infrastructure. Delivered through the cloud, DaaS greatly reduces on-premises infrastructure requirements as well as the IT labor and costs that go along with it. Administrators or managed services providers (MSPs) can manage DaaS centrally, and it can be especially advantageous for businesses where hardware is not standardized at all workstations or in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments.

DaaS, like Software as a Service and Platform as a Service offerings, is billed on a monthly basis, and the provider takes care of updates and maintenance. DaaS is also easily scaled up — or down — as needed.

With the number of remote workers continuing to grow, Desktop as a Service provides a solution that allows users to access their desktops anywhere, from any device. And because applications and data are not stored on the device, but rather accessed via web browser, there are fewer security risks.

Why Desktop as a Service is an Opportunity

Include Desktop as a Service as a part of a comprehensive offering that includes productivity tools, SaaS products and security. You can also include a business continuity solution so users can keep working in the event of an outage and sync with the VDI when the connection is restored. For clients in regulated industries such as healthcare and finance or for merchants that must comply with PCI standards, differentiate your business by providing solutions especially tailored to compliance.

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are a good market for DaaS solutions, as well as businesses with teams dispersed across a wide geographic area — DaaS enables them to access a common system in real time.

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Trends & Case Studies

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Tehama Virtual Desktops Now Available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Tehama’s Virtual Desktops running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) quickly and securely connects remote workers around the globe with business-critical data and applications.
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Right Now is (Still) the Best Time to Capitalize on DaaS Demand

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What’s the Post-Pandemic Outlook for Desktop as a Service?

The demand for DaaS spiked when the pandemic began, but can MSPs and VARs expect adoption to continue?

4 Desktop as a Service Best Practices

Desktop as a Service may be simpler than VDI to provide to your clients, but it takes your expertise to optimize performance from implementation and throughout day-to-day use.

Features of Desktop as a Service That Are Valuable in a Crisis

During COVID-19 shutdowns, Desktop as a Service solutions, like VMware’s, enabled employees to quickly work from home and support them throughout the crisis.
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Why Remote Desktop Services Should Be a Part of Your Clients’ Business Continuity Plans

Remote desktop services can enable an organization to keep their businesses running in a crisis without missing a beat.

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Why you should revisit your end user computing strategy and adopt a cloud-first approach.
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Pitfalls to Avoid When Migrating Desktops to the Cloud

Desktop as a Service can allow your clients to work remotely and enhance security, but a successful migration to the cloud requires avoiding these seven mistakes.
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Desktop as a Service Features That Inspire a Move to the Cloud

Desktop as a Service, which is simple to deploy, accessible from any device, easy to manage and secure, can be your clients’ first step to cloud computing.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on HIPAA Compliance Laws

With the rise of telework and conference calling, proactively securing all devices and encrypting the data path through the home, public network, and cloud infrastructure is critical.
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Making the Case for Co-Managed IT Services (CoMITs)

CoMITs give MSPs a powerful competitive differentiator with high-value clients seeking greater control over their IT tools.
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How Business Continuity Strategies Have Changed Since 2020

Before the pandemic, companies predicted what they’d need to keep operations moving during a long-term disruption. Now they know.
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How to Protect Your Company From Compliance Risks

With strict laws regulating how personal data is collected and handled, regulatory compliance should be a top priority for XaaS providers.
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Your CPG Customers Don’t Need More Data — They Need Answers

IT solution providers can endear themselves to CPG clients by bundling NLG tools with Business Intelligence dashboards.
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Operating a professional office has changed since the start of the pandemic, and those businesses need an MSP’s expertise and support to optimize workflows.

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