During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people got stuck in their homes and their only solution was telework, using Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) or similar technologies. According to Pew Research Center, quoted by the World Economic Forum telework is more common in the private sector than in state and local governments: About 7% of private-industry workers have access to it, versus 4% of state and local workers.

In the current situation technology companies like Zoom and Microsoft skyrocket their shares. Of course, not every company can benefit from the pandemic, moreover sectors far away from tech. But separate players from chemical and other industries have been equipped with DaaS. DaaS helps them to transition their physical and digital infrastructure smoothly. 

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What is Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) 

DaaS – cloud computing solution in which virtual desktop infrastructure is outsourced to a third-party provider according to Technopedia. DaaS functionality relies on the virtual desktop which is a user-controlled session or dedicated machine. It transforms on-demand cloud services for users and organizations around the world. This is an efficient model in which the service provider manages all the back-end responsibilities that would normally be provided by application software.

Desktop as a service is also known as a virtual desktop or hosted desktop service.

Or explained very simply DaaS helps users and employees to manage their IT infrastructure or part of it (like a separate application – AaaS) on their device. That policy is known as BYOD or Bring Your Device. For example, your IT Manager can set up your infrastructure from their laptop or mobile device remotely. 

VDI as a Service or DaaS (Desktop as a Service) is a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) hosted in the cloud and paid for as a subscription service, usually charged for by the seat. 

As Technopedia shares Desktop-as-a-Service helps with:

  • Easy platform migration
  • Total cost reduction
  • Minimized complexity
  • Disaster recovery
  • Uninterrupted connectivity
  • Increased performance
  • Personalization
  • Reliability
  • Data security

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