Cloud Computing Technologies are a strong value proposition for businesses of all sizes. So far as Small to Medium Businesses (SMB) are concerned, the value part is further enhanced by flexibility, productivity and agility.
Before we dive deep into Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and what’s accelerating its growth, let’s briefly touch some generic benefits of Desktop Virtualization. In the domain of Virtual Desktops (VD), the two primary deployment models are DaaS and VDI.
Benefits of Desktop Virtualization
Regardless of whether you go for Desktop as a Service (DaaS) or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), you can avail these obvious benefits:-
Ease of Management
With DaaS or VDI, you can manage the entire IT infrastructure from a central location. Take the example of deploying a new productivity software. You will integrate it over a single location and all the VD users will be able to avail that solution instantly.
In case of DaaS, since all the infrastructure is the responsibility of your Cloud Service Provider (CSP) like dinCloud, you don’t need to worry about scaling at all. Even in VDI, you have ample room to play around and manage changes in user demand.
In DaaS or VDI, all your data is converged and stored at a single data center. No valuable data resides over end point devices. This ensures your data is secure even in the event of an end user device either getting lost or stolen.
DaaS v/s VDI
When we compare the two desktop virtualization technologies, we find that Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a much better option, especially for SMBs. They mostly tend to lack both the financial resources and the IT expertise to manage an in house VDI deployment.
In DaaS, all the Desktop Virtualization aspects such as hardware, software, storage and network are managed by a third party cloud provider like dinCloud. In exchange for availing this architecture, you will pay dinCloud or some other service provider a monthly fee.
Growth Projections for DaaS
Research firm IDC anticipates the DaaS market to grow at an annual rate of 32% in the year 2021, which is much higher than the overall cloud market’s growth rate. HTF Market Intelligence expects DaaS to achieve a growth rate of 48% by the year 2022.
Factors behind DaaS Growth
Now, let’s discuss some factors that are specifically contributing to the growth of DaaS model of desktop virtualization.
No CapEx Involved
Businesses have to justify and defend capital expenditures before key stakeholders. DaaS is a model you can easily sell to them as there is no capital expenditure involved. You just have to select the right Cloud Provider like dinCloud and that’s it.
In House Expertise
With DaaS, you don’t need to maintain a large and highly skilled IT workforce on premise. All the aspects of your DaaS solution are managed by your Cloud Service Provider (CSP) like dinCloud, who has both the resources and expertise to manage your needs.
Versatile and Flexible
DaaS is a highly versatile solution because your employees can access their Virtual Desktops (VD) from the workplace, home or while travelling. Most DaaS solutions like dinHVD are compatible with multiple devices such as tablet, laptop or desktop.
DaaS is particularly effective in industries that have frequent seasonal trends. As your deployment needs change with seasonal trends, you can scale your DaaS solution accordingly, without having to worry about any hardware constraints.
ur critical data is stored in the data centers of the cloud provider like dinCloud. This data is secured by using industry leading standards for physical and cyber security, thus preventing any unauthorized access, intrusion or data theft.
End Point Devices
In any virtualization model, end point devices are considered the weakest link in the chain. In DaaS, since no data is stored on end point devices themselves, they do not pose any risks to organizational data in the event of loss or theft.
SMBs and DaaS
The bulk of DaaS users belong to Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) segment and this trend is likely to continue in future as well.
DaaS by dinCloud
Being a mainstream Cloud Service Provider, dinCloud offers a highly robust, secure and reliable DaaS solution in the form of dinHVD. Our Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktop can serve all your productivity, business continuity and remote work needs amidst Covid-19.
Contact Us to for your unique DaaS needs so that we can deliver a Virtual Desktop solution that is just right for you, at the most competitive price.