Desktop as a service, or DaaS, is an emerging cloud offering that allows users to access their applications and network resources from anywhere and on any device. It is a subscription-based service and can be accessed either directly via a web browser on the internet or by using a downloaded application. One can utilize a desktop as a service from any device ranging from a personal computer, laptop, mobile phone, iPad, etc. Therefore, it provides excellent flexibility and freedom to the end users and aids remote work. Employees are no longer bound to a single corporate-issued device, and can securely conduct business from anywhere and on any device. DaaS is a major shift in traditional computing as it allows employees to securely conduct business with the utmost flexibility. Employees benefit from working on a device that they are comfortable with and companies gain the advantage of not having to purchase and maintain expensive hardware. With a predictable pay-as-a-go subscription model, DaaS makes it easy to scale up or down on-demand.
Employees expect to access their work from anywhere on any device. And companies are looking for a low-cost, simple solution to securely deliver the apps and desktops people need to get their work done. Traditional PC environments are burdened with IT management challenges ranging from simple employee password resets to complex data security patches and updates.