Digitalization has been around for nearly two decades now, but the progress achieved just over the past few years is phenomenal. Fast rewind to about twelve to fourteen months and you will stumble upon a major catalyst for digital transformation.

This catalyst that we are referring to is none other than Covid-19. The limitations imposed by this health crisis forced enterprises to re-evaluate their existing IT infrastructures and take remedial measures.

In a lot of cases, the pandemic gave rise to such extraordinary circumstances that a complete overhaul of the existing IT framework was required. This was the time when Cloud Computing solutions emerged as the most attractive and viable option.

Among the wide array of cloud solutions, Desktop as a Service or DaaS turned out to be the most compelling option. DaaS solutions such as dinCloud’s Hosted Virtual Desktops (dinHVD) offered the desired agility and flexibility to enterprises.

The distinguishing feature of DaaS amidst this crisis was its versatility and utmost suitability for mass scale remote work. By leveraging DaaS, enterprises were able to sustain fully productive employees while working from home (WFH).

While DaaS solutions were more than adequately equipped for remote work, there were still some workloads that organizations were not comfortable in moving to the Cloud. This is partly due to the trust mindset that develops over a certain period of time.

In such rare cases where DaaS alone could not fully meet organizational needs, enterprises turned to the Hybrid Cloud model. This proved to be the perfect mix of agility in the public cloud and control in the form of on premise IT infrastructure.

Many studies conducted since the pandemic struck have revealed a major uptick in adoption rates of both DaaS and hybrid cloud solutions. We expect the same momentum to continue well into the year 2021, as some pandemic induced changes are here to stay.