Modern technologies have created frameworks where traditional software are no longer necessary to use the cloud. Cloud software, or DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) allows users to build and manage their own apps with minimal programming knowledge.
In this article we will look into what is DaaS, what it can be used for and if you should use DaaS.
What is DaaS?
DaaS stands for Desktop as a Service, which means that you use a cloud-based platform to create and maintain your desktop applications. This is done by using a web browser with no installation of any specific software needed at user end. You get access to a virtual desktop, a place where you can store and run your files. There are a ton of different DaaS vendors, which are companies that give you access to a virtual desktop on their cloud.
Why should I use DaaS?
Here are the top 5 reasons to use DaaS:
Since you do not have to buy physical hardware or other depreciating assets such as PCs, printers and software, you will save on upfront capital expenditure (capex), which is one of the biggest costs in running a desktop infrastructure. Furthermore, purchasing office supplies becomes obsolete since they are all available online or at the click of a button.
Since you do not have to worry about physical hardware, you can use multiple servers that are geographically dispersed to guarantee high availability in case of server failure. This is better than having your whole system on one machine which can cause downtime if it fails and affects all other users as well.
If you don't have a lot of users or if your user base starts to rise, DaaS providers can quickly scale their infrastructure up in order to accommodate for the increased demand. This is one of the biggest benefits over traditional desktop computing where it takes much more time to procure new machines and also incur higher costs for the client.
In traditional desktop computing, it is up to end users and administrators to ensure data security and virus-free systems. DaaS providers invest heavily in their infrastructure as well as constantly monitor the systems for possible breaches since they are responsible for all data that passes through them.
Since the client uses a web browser, he can access his network from anywhere whether it be at home, in an airplane or even on vacation. There is no need to be tethered to one location or bring along extra hardware in order to access your virtual desktop.
DaaS certainly has its benefits and is one of the ways to go in order to offer desktop services in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
This article just outlines some key points about DaaS and does not have a holistic view about what DaaS can be used for or how it should be implemented. If you are interested in learning more about how your organization or business can benefit from DaaS then feel free to contact team vDesk.works today! Our representatives are standing by and would be happy to answer any of your questions.