Everything you need to know about DaaS

March 19th, 2019
Everything you need to know about DaaS

Picture this: all your desktops can be saved as single file called an “image,” which you can duplicate, send, or modify — just like a regular file. In case you are out of the office and need to access data to work on an urgent task, you wouldn’t have to use your actual desktop anymore. With DaaS, you can use any device and access everything that’s saved on your office computer.

Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is a cloud-based technology that allows users to control and access their desktops from several devices. This subscription-based service allows network administrators to offer virtual desktop — PCs, applications, data — as a service with the help of the internet.

How does it work?

DaaS is a multi-tenant (accessible to multiple users) architecture that organizations subscribe to based on the number of virtual desktops used per month. With a DaaS delivery model, managed services providers (MSPs) take charge of the back-end responsibilities of data storage, backup, security, and upgrades while customers manage their own images and other applications, except those that are part of the subscription.

Each update on your virtual desktop is copied to the cloud from your physical devices during log-on and log-off. This lets users have device-, location-, and network-independent access to the images in real time. Gone are the days of fixing a computer terminal or ghosting a hard drive every time a technical issue arises. With DaaS, you can just set up a new computer, give login credentials to your virtual desktop, connect to the internet, and you’re good to go.

Instead of spending so much time and money on new hardware, you can now purchase minimal equipment and applications and still enjoy the same efficiency.

What are the DaaS’s advantages?

Apart from the obvious advantage of allowing users to access their desktops from any device, DaaS’s cost-saving solutions are arguably the most significant advantage of the DaaS model. It provides virtualized desktops on an operational basis — the price is on a subscription model rather than a perpetual license model — which is often the most cost-efficient method. This is because you only have to pay for the services you’re using.

DaaS also secures sensitive information better than when they’re stored on local machines. For instance, if a device is stolen or compromised, your images remain secure in the cloud.

Scalability is an added bonus. DaaS can be quickly provisioned to meet your organization’s changing needs. You can add images, delete them, ask your MSP to add another layer of protection, or request an increased volume of storage.

Are there any disadvantages to adopting DaaS?

While DaaS can be cost-effective, careless organizations can still find themselves in hot water. It can be difficult to plan resource allocation without understanding the scalability and penalties of cloud services providers. Also, having an unreliable services provider and graphic and intensive applications aren’t the best combination if you want smooth access to your resources.

Fortunately, trusted MSPs like Cyber Shift Technologies are transparent with their clients about the true price of their services, without hidden charges for usage. They also have a support team that’s available around-the-clock to resolve any technical issues. They will keep an eye on your network to ensure maximum system uptime.

If you want a secure, efficient, and cost-effective solution for your business, partner with Cyber Shift Technologies now and transition to the DaaS environment with ease. Call us today!

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