Your desktop infrastructure is one of the most important parts of your organization, and there are several ways to manage it. One way is through Desktop-as-a-Service, an option that can help you move away from the traditional workstation and embrace a new technology management philosophy. How might you get value out of this service? Let’s take a look at what makes DaaS so special.
Like other “as a service” offerings, DaaS can deliver your desktop infrastructure through the use of an Internet connection. Any connected device can access the Internet and use their cloud-deployed applications and business software, making for a much more accessible infrastructure as a whole. These desktops essentially live in a virtual environment. DaaS follows a subscription-based model where you pay a certain amount per month.
DaaS can fit into just about any budget, especially if you are a business that relies on having several dozens of licenses for the latest Windows operating system. Small businesses, in particular, can reap the rewards of DaaS, as they often have smaller operating budgets and can use the help wherever they can get it. It also cuts down on the need to improve hardware in many cases, as you are not installing the operating system directly onto the computer; you are accessing it through the cloud, eliminating much of the need to directly upgrade hardware components.
The cost savings one can achieve with DaaS are one thing, but the productivity is another. You won’t have to worry about managing or maintaining the infrastructure hosting these applications and services. That is all taken care of by the provider. Furthermore, DaaS can be scaled according to your organization’s specific needs, meaning that it can be adjusted as your business grows.
The flexibility afforded to organizations using DaaS is no joke, even from a security standpoint. These desktops are hosted in a virtual environment, so if you need to run instances of older operating systems which are no longer supported, they can be secured and partitioned off in a much more secure way than hosting an unsupported server within your office.
Making big changes to your computing infrastructure can be a little unnerving, to say the least. If you want some assistance with this process, Advantage IT Management can help. To learn more, reach out to us at 251-662-9770.
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