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

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.

5 Reasons the Time for Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is Now

Why you should revisit your end user computing strategy and adopt a cloud-first approach.

Desktop as a Service: 4 DaaS 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.
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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.

Recurring Revenue Best Practices

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New MSP Growth Opportunities During the Pandemic (and Beyond)

Managed services providers serving these vertical markets are seeing significant increases in IT services demand that are projected to last well beyond the pandemic.
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Have You Developed Solutions for K-12 Education During a Pandemic?

Schools closed their doors, but learning continues. Are your clients prepared for what lies ahead?
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7 Tips for Hosting Effective Online Events during the Crisis

To better navigate these unprecedented times, channel partners have to adjust their business strategies and shift from in-person demand-generation events to online events.
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5 Pandemic Lessons for MSPs

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic was eye-opening for some MSPs. Now, it’s time to close the gaps.

What Does a Successful Managed Services Provider Business Look Like?

SaaS, IaaS, cybersecurity and business continuity are strategic priorities for growing MSPs — as well as delivering them in a way that produces excellent customer experiences.
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Is Outsourcing the Key to Bigger Recurring Revenue Streams?

As an IT solution provider, your customers are outsourcing their IT management to you. But, there are parts of your business you should consider outsourcing, too.

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