Posted by Renee Schmidt

DaaS (Desktop as a Service), what is it?  DaaS is a form of computing where your workstation is in the Cloud.  You connect to your virtual desktop, using any internet-connected device (even a thin-client, like a tablet or iPad).  What you see on your monitor is just a virtual image of the processing happening in a data center off-site. Because your Cloud Desktop can be accessed from anywhere in the world- you have ultimate flexibility in your workspace –the perfect remote access solution for users in the field, those working from home, or people who travel often. There are currently few Cloud Desktops Providers NYC, so check out MTI.

Your virtual desktop is ‘leased’ and fully-managed, hence, it’s delivered to you as a service.  There are many reasons why a cloud desktop is superior to working off the operating system on your local machine.  For one, you will no longer need an expensive/robust workstation with an unnecessary surplus of processing power.  Virtual workstations are highly-elastic and end-users have the ability to increase or decrease processing power infinitely, as needed (as opposed to increasing via purchase of additional memory; which is limited).

Desktop as a Service also reduces management costs.  Physical desktops require management and, in the event of failure, may need to be rebuilt.  Cloud Desktops can be re-created for an earlier ‘snap-shot’ in just minutes!

The single greatest feature of a Cloud Desktop is that it makes your Operating System (OS) completely agnostic of the hardware you are running it on, enabling you to run any OS on any internet connected device. Click here to learn more about how Cloud Desktops can help your business create value.

This is part 5 of a 6-part series of Bytes on: “What is Cloud Computing?”  

To read the complete series of Bytes, see also:

Part 1: What is Cloud Computing?

Part 2Software as a Service (SaaS)

Part 3: Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Part 4: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Part 5: Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

Part 6: What are the Benefits of Cloud Computing?