Trying to manage and maintain your home office environment can take a lot of time and effort. Your IT staff must maintain, diagnose, and update every computer and application that users use on a regular basis.
Employees will need to work remotely for years to come, making that commitment even more difficult. Given these issues, Desktop as a Service or DaaS is a decent service to implement.
This blog discusses the main reasons for using Desktop as a Service in small businesses and how DaaS works.
Cloud providers take care of maintenance, upgrades, security, and other routine tasks so your IT staff doesn’t have to worry about them. Your IT department remains responsible for desktop configuration and control, but is relieved of most day-to-day management tasks.
Your servers, network, and security systems operate at this level. This requires knowledge of storage, networking, and security. The computer running your platform is at the bottom of the stack. Maintaining all your computers requires hardware knowledge.
Desktop and virtual programs that your users can access to form the top level. Operating system, applications, security, and licenses are required, as well as system administration and repair.
IT teams are looking for ways to automate tactical services and streamline day-to-day operations so they can focus on strategic projects and deliver new applications and services. DaaS enables continuous integration and delivery of evolving technologies. With DaaS, you can also support initiatives that require short growth periods without compromising your organization’s network or intellectual property.
It is difficult to plan resource requirements and scale infrastructure, whether physical systems or virtual desktop infrastructure, to meet the demands of a dynamic organization. DaaS provides rapid scalability to simplify the planning process and deal with unforeseen conditions, even for organizations that are already deploying on-premises VDI.
While VDI virtualizes your desktop environment, it still requires internal staff to manage real and virtual devices. Most organizations have the knowledge to manage desktop computers but do not have the ability to maintain on-premises virtual infrastructure.
Your IT team will be less busy and stressed when you entrust most of the routine management and maintenance of your desktop environment, especially if you are busy with day-to-day maintenance activities.
You can increase or decrease your desktop requirements depending on the number of DaaS users. This means you only pay for the virtual resources you need. This can save your business money in the long run by avoiding initial local infrastructure costs.
Developers, graphic designers, data scientists, and other professionals sometimes need powerful computers with more CPU and GPU processing capabilities. In cases where the computer is not available in the enterprise, a DaaS can provide one.
DaaS is not always the best or cheapest option. For legal or regulatory reasons, organizations may be required to host and operate their computers. IT, like most cloud services, is responsible for ensuring that the desktop environment is secure, accessible, and productive.